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Frank on the West and the Pioneer

“Here was the remotest reach of pioneering, where it fell westward from the Sierras. It had to stop. There was no farther way. The Orient was not a gate but a bar. In the North, newer incentives were already there… Continue reading

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Adams on Photographing Evil

“Few photographers themselves have, however, supported the use of the adjective “concerned” as a way of distinguishing one artist from another; they know firsthand that all art is the product of concern. They believe as a consequence that it has… Continue reading

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One off: Katy Grannan.

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Excerpt from “Revolutionary Letter #19″ by Diane Di Prima

if what you want is jobs for everyone, you are still the enemy, you have not thought thru, clearly what that means if what you want is housing, industry (GE on the Navaho reservation) a car for everyone, garage, refrigerator,… Continue reading

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Thompson on Modernity

“A commuter will leave his home in the northern suburbs of New York City at 6:30 or 7a.m. to drive on a six-lane highway at 70 or 75 miles an hour in a car separated from the ones in front,… Continue reading

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Taussig and Polke on Death

““I am not making a pilgrimage,” I said to myself when I visited the graveyard at Port Bou in the spring of 2002. Indeed I was not even sure I wanted to visit the graveyard. I do not think this… Continue reading

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Guggenheim panel on Portraiture and Affect

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One off: Rejlander.

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Stahel on Photographic Literacy

An engaging and timely lecture by Urs Stahel, former Chief Curator of the Fotomuseum Winterthur in Switzerland, from the Delhi Photo Festival in September 2013. Fotomuseum Winterthur launched their remarkable curatorial programme in 1993 with an exhibition of the landmark body of work New Europe by Paul Graham.… Continue reading

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Azoulay on Potential History

See also this presentation by Ariella Azoulay from Museu d’Art Contemporani de Barcelona, in October 2012.

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