the literate lens

photography, writing and the spaces between

Amy Winehouse Stories

The death of singer Amy Winehouse in 2011, at the tragically young age of twenty-seven, was big news. I remember hearing about it and being shocked, and having a friend … Continue reading

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In Love and War: An Interview with Lynsey Addario

Lynsey Addario shows up at Paul café in London in a pink coat and matching coral lipstick, her large brown eyes prominent and sparkling. It takes a moment to adjust … Continue reading

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Time Blending: Peter Funch and the Whitney Museum

Even before the new Whitney Museum opened to the public on May 1, 2015, critics were hailing it as a triumph. After five decades, the museum had left its bunker-like building on … Continue reading

June 2, 2015 · 3 Comments

Boost of British: An Interview with James Hyman

I don’t always follow my mother’s advice (sometimes to my detriment), but when she told me to call James Hyman, I got on it right away. Hyman is a unique … Continue reading

May 27, 2015 · 4 Comments

A novelist and a photographer walk into a theater…

Over the three years I’ve been writing The Literate Lens, few events have screamed “blog post!” as loudly at me as the one I attended last night at Symphony Space, … Continue reading

May 14, 2015 · 75 Comments

Legacy Keeper: An Interview with Mary Engel

The April issue of Photo District News features an article I wrote about managing photographers’ legacies. This is an important topic, but one that isn’t discussed or written about much. Photographers … Continue reading

April 14, 2015 · 8 Comments

At Home in the World: Two Documentaries

If beauty is in the eye of the beholder, works of art surely are too. We see them in the context of our lives, affected by whatever emotional weather is … Continue reading

April 1, 2015 · 6 Comments
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