Category Archives: photography

Why we must stop for death, dear Emily

My students are working on Civil War projects, and obviously, the subject of death has been part of the discussion.  The Civil War is ancient history to them, and even to me, Matthew Brady’s intense images of the dead on … Continue reading

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When spring feels like summer

Monkey Man and Gorilla Girl alternate between asking me when they go back to school to see their friends, and whether or not it is summer so we can go to the beach. Global warming is so damn confusing! At … Continue reading

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Exploration — Lewisandclark style

Wintery and chilly, with blustery winds, cloud cover, and even sprinkles of rain, today was the perfect day for my class to take its annual “Lewis and Clark” expedition to Washington Park.  In the couple of days leading up to … Continue reading

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Diane Arbus: more haunting than beauty

Prompted by incidental TV watching during Winter Break, I went on a search for biographies of Diane Arbus, and discovered two — Patricia Bosworth’s Diane Arbus: A Biography,  and William Todd Schultz’s,  An Emergency in Slow Motion: The Inner Life of … Continue reading

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Shadows and windows

My recent window photograph got me interested in how light works, especially during the dreary days of winter. There was an oh-so-brief moment of sunshine today, flirting with the intermittent snow flurries, and I wanted to capture that moment. Curiously, … Continue reading

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Christmas at dusk

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Mother’s Day: several pictures, no words

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