Show and tell

I’ve been hit upside the head this week by a handful of contemporary photographers who demonstrate the power of photos to move us, teach us, mess with our heads, and motivate us. Having seen Andrade’s rue de Rosiers exhibit at the Musée d’art et d’histoire de Judaïsme, and Graeme Williams’s “Frames of Change” about South Africa after […]

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 — […]