|Individual or organisational biography
|At the age of 16 in 1946 Kubrick won a competition for Look Magazine after submitting a photograph of a news vendor the day after President Roosevelt died [this photograph can be seen in SK/1/2/4/1/?]. Look Magazine was a bi-weekly, general-interest pictorial magazine published in Iowa, USA from 1937 to 1971, distributing to the US and Canada. It is seen as the launching of his career. He continued to take photographs for Look Magazine, from January 7, 1947 to September 12, 1950, Kubrick was employed by the magazine as a staff photographer. He undertook over 300 jobs for the magazine one of which covered the story of the boxer Walter Cartier and directly led to him making his first documentary film, "Day of the Fight" (1951) which he made with his high school friend, Alexander Singer.
|Stanley Kubrick was a Look staff photographer from January 7, 1947 to September 12, 1950. All the photographs in the archive are dated from his time as a staff photographer with Look, not freelance, thus photos were 'Work for Hire' and therefore Copyright rests with Look Magazine. Photographs donated to the Library of Congress (where the Look Magazine Archive is held) can be used for non-commercial purposes only, permission should be sought from the Library of Congress if you require to use a copy for commercial purposes. Copies can be made for academic purposes only in line with our donation agreement with the Kubrick family, if you require copies for other reasons permission will need to be granted from the donors (which we can forward on your behalf) and the copyright holders, Look Magazine, which can be granted from the Library of Congress who will need to be contacted directly.
|The archive was accumulated by Stanley Kubrick and added to by his estate after his death. It was held in outbuildings, porta-cabins and rooms at the Kubrick family home 'Childwickbury'. Kubrick collected the articles and contact sheets contemporary to his working for Look Magazine, however, the family ordered the photographs (in SK/2/2) from the Library of Congress which holds the Look Magazine Archive and added them to the archive in about 2002 as possible material to use in a book on Kubrick's photography career, the book was not made. (Information from close family friend Anthony Frewin).