She washes the last of the breakfast dishes, gives the children a quick goodbye kiss on the cheek, slings her camera around her neck and heads out the door. It’s another overcast Saturday in a northern Chicago suburb as nanny and housekeeper Vivian Maier takes the train once again into the city. Or [...]
And can you tell me, doctor, why I still can’t get to sleep? And night time’s just a jungle dark and a barking M16? And what’s this rash that comes and goes, can you tell me what it means? God help me, I was only nineteen... The melancholy song “I Was Only Nineteen,” [...]
Think of Elliott Erwitt, and an iconographic image that comes to mind is his photograph of an anxious, sweatered Chihuahua dwarfed by the boots of its owner and the colossal front feet and legs of a Great Dane. With an observant and eclectic eye and an unexpected point of view, this 83-year-old veteran photojournalist has often explored life at [...]
In May 2010, The Museum of Modern Art in New York debuted Pictures by Women: A History of Modern Photography. This overview of photography’s 170-year history, consisting entirely of images by woman artists from the museum’s permanent collection, runs through April 5, 2011.
Exhibition: Brett Weston Out of the Shadow The son of a famous photographer, Brett Weston carved his own niche, as seen in this recent traveling exhibition.