April 18, 2007

Magpie Aesthetic

Aaron Parazette told me about how Sally Mann's talk at UT Houston was so moving, entertaining, heart warming, gut wrenching and wonderful in turns. So I found this and like the Magpie Aesthetic that she refers to, I pluck it up for the diary and to share with you all.

A note on this video: While it was nice to hear the self mocking "...just for fun" end, I think that the cynical postmodern critic that she refers to needs to look to the first ideas in the clip and not sit passively and ask to be led around: "...what I like is the ambiguity... the mendacity of photography..."

Posted by Dennis at April 18, 2007 5:12 PM

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