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01-2021

As the year came to a close I finished reading Kate Soper's Post-Growth Living, an argument retooling consumer society which is correct in its aspirations though I am not optimistic that those aspirations can be achieved. I began reading The Second Sex, by Simone de Beauvoir. I have been interested in the situation of women in photography, women as subject, women as photographers, women as curators and critics. I find the Second Sex is grounding me in the gender social issues swirling around the participation and representation of women in photographic enterprise. The Republican party seems to be on track to oppose the certification of the election, though they don't have the numbers to prevail. The photography of Rebecca Norris Webb caught my attention. … 01-2021

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 29

As I look back on the week I am wondering when this pervasive sense of gloom will end. The news that 45 has deployed the Border Patrol to Portland, that he has established a secret police force to infiltrate so called "anarchic" groups and that he is installing his cronies at the Pentagon, bypassing congress in the process, all disturbs. … Week 29

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Week 22

Week 22 of 2020 - my visual and written journal. This week I experiment with "still videos," videos of things i would normally make a still photo of. … Week 22