Riding the train from Rockaway to Harlem everyday to get to Music & Art High School took 2 to 2.5 hours a day, each way. The move to LaGuardia shaved 30 to 40 minutes off my commute of love. Let’s not get into track and field and volleyball matches, where we were sent uptown, the South Bronx and Washington Heights, for our after-school games. Sometime I would get home at 10pm or later and have to be up by 5am to get to school on time. I was not alone, there were several of us from the Rockaways all dedicated to art and music. Good times… Now the subways are safer than ever. What does your commute look like?
I am so excited to see this film about the life and work of Sebastião Salgado.
Advise from Sebastião Salgado for young photographers. “If you’re young and have the time, go and study. Study anthropology, sociology, economy, geopolitics. Study so that you’re actually able to understand what you’re photographing. What you can photograph and what you should photograph.”
A wonderful example of how an artist can recreate a classic idea in a new way.
“Often, inside each one of us, opposing drives make themselves felt and alternate within as light illuminates and shadow darkens our minds. Black and White. Good plays Evil.
Chess figures offer an opportunity to explore this dualism. They provide a set of archetypes that convey different aspects of human nature.
They throw us into relief; they highlight us in shadow and light. Blacks and Whites.”