But this raises the first of many troubling questions surrounding this strange legacy: Is the posthumous archive being sold today truly her work, or the work of the people who now own it? What would she have kept, and what would she have trashed? Surely the people into whose hands the work has fallen have a right to publish what they discovered, but when the artist herself is removed from the equation, it becomes a very tricky business. Wherever you may stand on these questions, they are legitimate. None of this should be dismissed as merely a matter of institutional stupidity. Maloof could have made an interesting movie even more interesting if he had more directly engaged those curators with whom he disagrees instead of merely treating them as hidebound bureaucrats supposedly terrified by the idea that the public—the public!—could decide who was great and who was not.
(Reblogged from photographsonthebrain)

The thing that I really thought about the most and will for the rest of my life is taking risks that affect other people — that have consequences for other people… [it’s] on my shoulders forever….

And that’s what I can take out of that, as small as that is: to know when enough is enough, to know when to leave, to listen to the people around you — local people who know more about the place than you do. If they say it’s time to go, then go, because if you stay and something happens to them, that’s a horrible, horrible thing that’s not reversible.

(Reblogged from nprfreshair)

Happy B @ppsora  !


In light of NYPD’s actions on the internet today, an NYPD themed throwback

(Reblogged from photograveyard)


A little bit of Worcester from the weekend

(Reblogged from jeffdietz)


Days of Night / Nights of Day by Elena Chernyshova


via Lens Culture

(Reblogged from photographsonthebrain)

Cop and perp

Cop and perp