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Gordon Parks: The New Tide, Early Work 1940–1950

Gordon Parks: The New Tide, Early Work 1940–1950 exhibit at the National Gallery of Art reveals the birth of a major and influential artist, photographer and film director (Shaft, a revolutionary film at the time, autobiographical The Learning Tree, and more). His photos and personal achievements were outstanding for a man of color during the rise …

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Beyond the Shadows Images of Holocaust without People

Why words and photos matter. Interesting timing, on the eve of Hanukkah, first battle over religious freedom. Judy Glickman Lauder’s revealing images in “Beyond the Shadows: The Holocaust and the Danish Exception,” from Aperture, might make a person stop and think. Ya think?  I also LOVE infrared film. The only roll I ever shot was stolen …

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The Sweet Flypaper of Life

Illuminating Black Joy, Black Love and Resistance in Harlem. Photographer Roy DeCarava and poet Langston Hughes collaborated in this historically moving book about daily life in Harlem in the early 1950s. IF you care about street scenes and family life, please check out “The Sweet Flypaper of Life.” Look closely at interior images. Shallow ‘depth of field’. …

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Migrant Mother by Dorothea Lange was Full-Blooded Cherokee

DO you know this FAMOUS photo? “Migrant Mother,” during Great Depression, taken by Dorothea Lange. Seen in books, posters, clothes and so much more. Would this image be so widely accepted and famous if the truth known? The woman is 100% Full-blooded CHEROKEE from Oklahoma, but photographed in California. Would white Americans have cared about her …

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GOOGLE is your best friend for info!

Ok, I am went from a simple post, to a long Facebook rant. When I realized the issues a Facebook pal had, I got upset. What will it take for people to GOOGLE and RESEARCH?  Part Three of Three threads: Squarespace vs WordPress WordPress vs Squarespace for eCommerce? Consider SHOPIFY! GOOGLE is your best friend …

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Arnold Newman: One Hundred Portraits Book

Photos to take your breath away! Wow, again I wish I knew something about photography and especially photographers BEFORE I shot rock.  Legendary photographer Arnold Newman captured and expressed people’s souls, let us into their private interiors, and said so much about WHO they were. You can’t get that with a fast snapshot or selfie. …

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Musings March 26, 2020.

Are you seeing ads, posts, emails or webinars THIS is the time to make money online! You can teach, do affiliate, sell online, whatever, but you can make money! Six figures. Focusing on how much money people make rather than how their products and services HELP others is THE worst aspect of so many marketing …

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