Tuesday, July 10, 2007

Photo Godfather...

I'd like to thank my pal Hank for alerting me to the news of the great John Szarkowski's passing. (These days I get my news in five minute blasts of CNN while I'm waking up...) He was "a curator who almost single-handedly elevated photography’s status in the last half-century to that of a fine art, making his case in seminal writings and landmark exhibitions at the Museum of Modern Art in New York, died in on Saturday in Pittsfield, Mass.
He was 81."

Times obit here.

(John Szarkowski, 1975 by Richard Avedon)


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