Death and Photography
The great New York photographer Helen Levitt died yesterday at age 95 – NPR did a nice piece on her, which got me thinking a little about the nature of photography and death. Like other artists, photographers’ work outlives them. Sometimes the work only becomes famous after a photographer’s death, sometimes it may not be […]
A Day of Mary Ellen Mark
A little while back, I became a member of Greener Photography, an organization of photographers dedicated to trying to improve the environment by using best practices. Photographers probably aren’t the worst polluters in the world, but since photography is what I do and I want to leave this world in better shape for the next […]
Yesterday yielded some opportunities to look, listen, and learn from Mark Ellen Mark a phenomenal photojournalist and portraitist. Around lunchtime I attended a taping of local PBS station KLRU’s program Texas Monthly Talks with host Evan Smith. Evan is a great interviewer and the experience was more like eavesdropping on a conversation between two very […]
Kudos to The Austin Center for Photography whose inaugural event is this evening at the Blanton Art Museum – “An Evening with Mary Ellen Mark .” I am a founders member of ACP and am looking forward to great things with this organization.