Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Portrait of a photographer

Berenice Abbott by Grace Mayer (1936)

Dwight Garner's review in the NY Times of a biography of photographer Berenice Abbott mentions her good looks but doesn't include a good picture of the artist who was, among other things, an excellent portrait photographer (The Carl Van Vechten portrait doesn't do her justice):

“Everybody writes, but they know they are not ‘writers,’” Abbott once said. “Everybody photographs, but they don’t realize they are not photographers.”

James Joyce 1928

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Daily Kos

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