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Friday, July 25, 2008

Summer Break

I will be stepping away from the 'internets' for a little bit, but will be back in full force in August.

Xaviera Simmons

Xaviera Simmons is giving a talk at the High Museum of Art Atlanta today.
Also mark September 4, 2008 on your calendar if you are in Atlanta then, as Hank will be giving a lecture at the High Museum that day.
More info at: www.high.org

Where have I Been?

KaiSolo © Kai Van Tongeren

Well. I got sucked in the world of Facebook for a day and now I feel like perhaps I should visit Andrea in Yagoon or hide out with Birute Galdikas in Borneo. The world is getting a little too small.
We had talked about bringing Nymphoto to Facebook and our newest member Lady Jane made it happen and voila, there I was, stuck in the quicksand that is online social networking (particularly hard to escape when one carries a push-email device and a slightly obsessive personality around).
However I was pleased to get back in touch with some long lost contacts, such as Kai (photographer, musician & DJ) who went to UNIS too and who was a good friend when I didn't quite speak English yet. Kai probably had the best house parties the Upper West Side had to offer in the early 90s.
Meanwhile Amy Stein today said goodbye to her MySpace page for political reason. I almost want to thank Rupert, now I have an excellent excuse not to join MySpace.
Bottom line: I think letters, full-on websites, email & blogging are more my speed.

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Pic of the Day

Fireworks, Kuanyin, Taiwan © Rona Chang

I love this image from Rona's ongoing series "Moving Forward, Standing Still"

At The Helmut Newton Foundation

Michael Kimmelman's article Berliners Get A Crash Course in Glittery Celebrity Culture for The New York Times, made me smile and cringe.

Sunday, July 20, 2008

Under Their Hats

Today's New York Times' N.Y. /Region section features: Under Their Hats a slide show accompanying Niko Koppel's The Things They Carry article.
The photographs reminded me of why I got interested in photography in the first place.