Wednesday, November 11, 2009

On Sheer Strength of Talent Alone!


While some of us have contented ourselves with seeing fit to demand and encourage diversity friendly juries and panels in regards to race and gender, the good folks at NYPH'10 have single handedly led the charge to ensure that the aforementioned are also free of anti-celebrity bias.

Anyone doubting Lou Reed's curatorial bona fides in photography has merely to peer at the photos included in this revelatory feature- nothing like a few infrareds to truly assure and inspire. His third (3rd!) book of photographs is published by Blurb Steidl- and if you ask him real nice when you see him there, he may not only play ya a tune, he may just let you borrow his new $24,000 medium format Leica!

3 comments:

Mark Page said...

Guess it makes a change from some old model/actress who's tits have sagged...........

Stan B. said...

That at least we can understand as their industry slams the door on them at a certain age. Age discrimination- a path we've both traveled down before.

And I could understand if this was say... Diane Keaton who does have an extensive photography background and published Reservations (a swell little monograph of her own work) back in '80, or even Annie Leibovitz who has also taken a good B&W or two back in the day, and also "needs" the money. And even Graham Nash actually played a pivotal role in the development of digtal printers.

But this is complete ommercial/celebrity wooing of the worst kind. He really should know enough to be ashamed, him and his $24,000 camera.

Stan B. said...

And if he aint (which he most obviously aint)- his multi media wife should enlighten him.