Everything in life is just for a while.

A Scanner Darkly, Philip K. Dick

posted : Tuesday, August 19th, 2014

Life is to be lived, not controlled; and humanity is won by continuing to play in face of certain defeat.

Invisible Man, Ralph Ellison

posted : Tuesday, August 19th, 2014

Malick Sidibe

Malick Sidibe

posted : Sunday, August 17th, 2014

Appalachia: Bedroom Wall with Photos, Milton Rogovin, 1968

Appalachia: Bedroom Wall with Photos, Milton Rogovin, 1968

posted : Sunday, August 17th, 2014

Milton Rogovin, unpublished photograph (1973), from The Lower West Side

Milton Rogovin, unpublished photograph (1973), from The Lower West Side

posted : Sunday, August 17th, 2014

Milton Rogovin, from Lower West Side Revisited, 1984-1986

My photographs are straightforward. I always asked permission before taking pictures. I wanted to get close and make the people be the most important thing in the frame. I never directed them or told them where to stand, how to hold their hands, or what to wear. The only thing I asked them was to look at the camera. I liked it when I saw their eyes and that’s when I knew I was ready to make their picture. Typically I would make 2 or 3 exposures. When you look at these pictures, you know there was no monkey business, and that I was not sneaking around trying to steal pictures of people.

Milton Rogovin, from Lower West Side Revisited, 1984-1986

My photographs are straightforward. I always asked permission before taking pictures. I wanted to get close and make the people be the most important thing in the frame. I never directed them or told them where to stand, how to hold their hands, or what to wear. The only thing I asked them was to look at the camera. I liked it when I saw their eyes and that’s when I knew I was ready to make their picture. Typically I would make 2 or 3 exposures. When you look at these pictures, you know there was no monkey business, and that I was not sneaking around trying to steal pictures of people.

posted : Sunday, August 17th, 2014

Milton Rogovin (American, 1909–2011). Untitled [Buffalo, Drummer] from the series “Storefront Churches, 1958–1961,” 1960. Gelatin silver print.

Milton Rogovin (American, 1909–2011). Untitled [Buffalo, Drummer] from the series “Storefront Churches, 1958–1961,” 1960. Gelatin silver print.

posted : Sunday, August 17th, 2014

Thomaz Farkas, Sombra do fotógrafo José Medeiros, Rio de Janeiro – 1946. (Thomaz Farkas/Acervo Instituto Moreira Salles)

Thomaz Farkas, Sombra do fotógrafo José Medeiros, Rio de Janeiro – 1946. (Thomaz Farkas/Acervo Instituto Moreira Salles)

posted : Saturday, August 16th, 2014

Thomaz Farkas, 1946, Campos de Jordão, Sao Paulo

Thomaz Farkas, 1946, Campos de Jordão, Sao Paulo

posted : Saturday, August 16th, 2014

Thomaz Farkas, Praça Charles Miller, São Paulo – 1941. (Thomaz Farkas/Acervo Instituto Moreira Salles)

Thomaz Farkas, Praça Charles Miller, São Paulo – 1941. (Thomaz Farkas/Acervo Instituto Moreira Salles)

posted : Saturday, August 16th, 2014

Thomaz Farkas, Mulher em mesa de bar, Rio de Janeiro – 1947. (Thomaz Farkas/Acervo Instituto Moreira Salles)

Thomaz Farkas, Mulher em mesa de bar, Rio de Janeiro – 1947. (Thomaz Farkas/Acervo Instituto Moreira Salles)

posted : Saturday, August 16th, 2014

My Pleasure 2012, Hank Willis Thomas

My Pleasure 2012, Hank Willis Thomas

posted : Tuesday, August 12th, 2014