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2021.04.11.02

… an exhibit at MoMA, bastion of the patriarchy… appropriated images rendered in blood red with captions overlaid… they are circles within rectangular frames, shifted up and off center, optical centering?, it seems a bit more than that, circles within the square too… platonic harmonies are at work?, a white European lineage… … 2021.04.11.02

Signs of the Times

At the beginning of the pandemic I began photographing the impromptu signage that people, institutions and businesses in Beacon, NY created and posted to be in touch with one another, encourage one another, inform one another. This is a selection of those signs. … Signs of the Times

Week 26

In which I continue to read Susan Sontag, On Photography, and ponder the nature of photography now, which seems little changed from when the book was written; read about the life of Frederick Douglass and make an internal commitment to learn more about Black History in honor of Black Lives Matter; discover that a friend has been undergoing cancer treatment since May; overhear one old men telling other old man about an old man with balls hanging down to his feet; conduct an internal debate about using the iPhone camera exclusively on my walks; AG Barr attempts to get rid of the lead attorney of the Southern District of NY and replace him with a crony, the move is not completely successful; the Cheeto-In-Chief holds a rally that is sparsely attended much to the delight of Liberal Media. … Week 26

Week 23

In which we pack up and travel to Block Island and experience numerous frustrations and irritations in the effort; i start to re-read On Photography by Susan Sontag; Black Lives Matter protests continue, solidarity with BLM is found on the island, a wealthy, mostly white community; i have a dust-up with J and with H; i learn about the Boogaloo movement and Qanon and (mis)quote Bette Davis in All About Eve; decide that the Space X astronauts launch is more "Whitey On The Moon," has nothing changed? … Week 23