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Category Archives: Events

How the New York Times puts words and images together

Ah, Photoville, I look forward to you every year. Balmy waterfront, Brooklyn hipsters, shipping containers with all kinds of interesting photo exhibits. Panels and workshops; nighttime shows in the beer … Continue reading

September 22, 2017 · 1 Comment

Photointeractivity at Photoville

The weather gods were smiling on Photoville this year, bringing sun and gentle breezes to the festival’s fifth anniversary. In fact, in my memory, this mellow photo festival in shipping … Continue reading

October 3, 2016 · Leave a comment

Some Highlights from AIPAD

On a visit yesterday to AIPAD, the Association of International Photography Art Dealers fair at the Park Avenue Armory, my friend, the talented food photographer Evi Abeler, and I played … Continue reading

April 18, 2016 · 2 Comments

Diane Arbus, Howard Nemerov and Sibling Rivalry

For the poet Howard Nemerov, photography “was the enemy of all that was mobile and enchanting and fluid and lovely about our short time on earth.” It was slightly inconvenient, … Continue reading

April 1, 2016 · 6 Comments

A Lesbian Gun: Words and Images Inspire Todd Hayne’s New Masterpiece ‘Carol’

In writing and film, storytelling is often a dance between the narrative and the visual. Fiction writers use vivid descriptions to help readers visualize a story’s world, while a film’s visuals often … Continue reading

November 20, 2015 · 2 Comments

Fall Gallery Hop… and a Robert Frank Movie

Hard as it is to say goodbye to summer (even the sweaty, trash-scented New York kind), there are rewards to be had from fall. It’s the time when summer blockbusters … Continue reading

October 12, 2015 · 17 Comments

Photoville 2015: A Literate Lens Sampler

There was rain forecast for later in the day, but in the meantime the weather was balmy and perfect. A light breeze was blowing off the East River, and across … Continue reading

September 17, 2015 · 6 Comments