Thursday, January 22, 2004

Plan for a Photographic Project

"I want to photograph the considerable ceremonies of our present because we tend while living here and now to perceive only what is random and barren and formless about it. While we regret that the present is not like the past and despair of its ever becoming the future, its innumerable inscrutable habits lie in wait for their meaning. I want to gather them, like somebody's grandmother putting up preserves, because they will have been so beautiful..."
- excerpted from Diane Arbus' 1963 Guggenheim grant application.

Diane Arbus - Revelations is at SFMOMA for only two more weeks (until Feb 8). Then the collection moves on to LA, Houston, NY, Essen Germany, London, Minneapolis. Words won't do her photographs justice. Just go.

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