Aline Smithson - A month or so ago, I received an e-mail from Director and Curator David DeMelim inviting me to be part of an exhibition at the Rhode Island Center for Photographic Arts in Providence, Rhode Island. His idea was to create an exhibition that celebrates and gives thanks to past and future Jurors and Curators of of the Center.
Conor Risch - National Geographic readers voted a heartbreaking photograph by Ami Vitale as the top photograph of the decade. Vitale’s image shows the moment just before Sudan, the last male northern white rhinoceros on earth, died. In the photo, Sudan is comforted by Joseph Wachira, a caretaker at Ol Pejeta Conservancy, in Kenya. National Geographic readers voted for the image in an online poll in December 2019. (...)
Jonathan Jones - A new artwork by Banksy appeared in Birmingham’s Jewellery Quarter. The anonymous street artist’s Christmas creation combined jolly sentiment with genuine compassion in a way that would make Charles Dickens tingle all over. (...)
Michael Honegger - I originally met the ebullient Vee Speers as she signed books for her newly released series “The Birthday Party” at Jackson Fine Art’s booth at Paris Photo in 2008. We chatted briefly as I admired the delightful images from the series (and which I wish I had purchased one at the time... heavy sigh!).
Miss Rosen - In Walden; or, Life in the Woods, Henry David Thoreau recognized: “The mass of men lead lives of quiet desperation.” It was a simple, serene statement on the muted tragedy of life — the longer we are here, the more wore down we become. Not just by our own experiences, but those we observe about the world in which we live and the nature of the system.(...)
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