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Month: June, 2014

Magnum Photo Contact Sheet exhibition.

Last night’s opening for the Magnum photo collective brought out most of its prestigious and infamous members, most in town specifically for the annual voting in (or not) of new members.  One can only imagine the Skull & Crossbones-like operations behind the scenes; an applicant has a slim margin for becoming and appli-CAN and the […]

A Ryan McGinley story.

Recently Ryan McGinley gave a commencement speech at his alma mater, Parsons School of Design.  He kept it brief but interesting with the kind of anecdotes that every photographer, either emerging or established, loves to hear.  I use him as an example when teaching because his work is a favorite among young photo students.  He’s […]

The reason for buying a print.

‘Rene Magritte Asleep’  by Duane Michals       silver gelatin print         10/25 In August of 1965, thirty-three year old photographer Duane Michals journeyed to connect with someone who greatly inspired him.  Arriving in Brussels after an introduction was gained through a friend of a friend he pushed the buzzer marked […]