Skin and bones

August 29, 2013 A provocative juxtaposition of images this morning in Paris: strolling toward Bercy from the scientific part of the 5e, I headed through the Jardin des Plantes. It is a world of wonders. I decided I could not afford the zoo, but at the northeastern corner of the park, I spotted bones, massive […]

Privacy, photography, and Paris, Part II (Community and history)

In Paris this month is a noteworthy photographic exhibit at the Musee d’Art et d’Histoire de Judaisme, in the Marais. The prolific Magnum photographer Alecio de Andrade, born in Brazil, moved to Paris upon winning a cinematography fellowship in 1964, and lived there — as much as international photojournalists live in any one place — […]

Privacy, photography, and Paris

It is embarrassing to be so naive about the city I love best in the entire world (or warlord, as one of my kids used to say). In what have become annual visits, I shoot hundreds of photographs of the monuments, details, and faces of Paris. I think I have been stopped exactly once, and […]

The president’s photographer on Instagram

I just spotted this story on Digital Photography Review. President Obama’s photographer Pete Souza (one of my legion of photographic heroes) has gone instant. I wrote about Souza awhile ago after seeing the lushly produced documentary, The President’s Photographer. Souza continues to do his grueling work as the president’s official photographer, but now like the […]