Unboxing ‘Magnum Chronicles 01’

YouTube originally set this video as Private, claiming its content (a collection of images from Magnum Photographers of the Middle East over the last 50 or 75 years) might be disturbing to some viewers. I think this was auto-set because I included the subtitle in the video title or description…

Magnum Chronicles 01: A Brief Visual History in the Time of ISIS

Forewarned is forearmed, I guess. Continue reading “Unboxing ‘Magnum Chronicles 01’”

Unboxing Larry Sultan’s ‘Pictures from Home’

For Pictures from Home, Larry Sultan spent much of the 1980s photographing his parents and trying to come to grips with his own transition into adulthood, “confronting my confusion about what it is to be a man in this culture” (26) and trying “to take photography literally. To stop time. I want my parents to live forever.” (28)

It’s a masterwork of image and text. When I reached the end of it, I started to cry. Continue reading “Unboxing Larry Sultan’s ‘Pictures from Home’”