Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Forty Years and Several Generations...

I was thirteen at the time, and it's taken me forty years to realize the iconic photo above was taken by the infamous Burk Uzzle...

2 comments:

Charles said...

Why is Burk Uzzle "infamous" ? I thought he well respected and a past president of Magnum?

Stan B. said...

Charles- ya flat out got me! Other than the fact that he was one of the first photographers that I became familiar with so many years ago and actually made me laugh- I really don't know why he should be regarded as infamous either (other than that it's sometimes hard to think up "new" adjectives to describe people and their work and that I somehow, someway fell far short on that particular day).

So please let it be known- there is no known, legitimate reason as to why ol' Burk should be referred to as "infamous," unless someone out there can think of one. Famous, respected, talented, legendary-- but certainly not "infamous." Thanks for keeping things honest around here...

And should anyone feel inclined to refer to me as infamous- please feel free.