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A Room of One’s Own

The site cries out for a wide angle, but mine is in the shop. So the 50mm and I, with Steve Buscemi on audioguide, explored Eastern State Penitentiary, Philadelphia, PA on a recent rainy day.   Go See Details Eastern State Penitentiary closed to inmates in the 1970s, but it’s open for the tourist business […]

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Perfectly sized in a single room at Cornell’s Johnson Museum of Art is a rather eclectic exhibit, loosely tying together radically different photographers and their works by the examination of visual memory and the role of the photograph(er) in its creation. One section – Memory and War – is particularly horrifying; it makes you wonder […]

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May the Rumpus Never End

By routine, as children have done since the late 1940s, little ones will go to sleep tonight to the words or images created by Maurice Sendak; in tribute, this adult will as well. Maurice Sendak June 10, 1928-May 8, 2012 Go See Details The Rosenbach Museum and Library, in Philadelphia, hosts the Maurice Sendak Collection, […]

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Breathing New Life into the Morgue

As a photo researcher at The Washington Post, I solicited art to run with stories in the Travel section. Sometimes this was an easy proposition; the locations were ridiculously photogenic, and the perfect art already existed or was easily commissioned. Other times it was a stretch to find art that did the story justice. Often, […]

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