Archive for January, 2013

History of Photography in the 20th Century Journal Entry – 31 Jan 13

History of Photography in the 20th Century Journal Entry - 31 Jan 13

It’s interesting how the title of this post is a palindrome of sorts.  Of course, the letters don’t reverse well, but that’s a technicality… The first 20 minutes of class was spent discussing the War/Photography exhibit at the MFAH.  It was prompted by the professor wanting to let us know that the exhibit is closing […]


War/Photography

War/Photography

The Museum of Fine Arts – Houston is currently hosting a rather large exhibit on photography in war.  The pieces themselves date from the modern all the way back to just a few years after the origins of photography.  The exhibit itself is very large.  In fact, it takes up the entire mezzanine in the […]


History of Photography in the 20th Century Journal Entry – 19 Jan 2013

History of Photography in the 20th Century Journal Entry - 19 Jan 2013

The textbooks were ordered on Wednesday night, but at this point it looks like they’re not going to get here until the day after the next class.  This actually sucks, because I wanted to get looking at the material right away.  I guess at this point I’m going to have to wing it through the […]


History of Photography in the 20th Century Journal Entry – 18 January 2013

History of Photography in the 20th Century Journal Entry - 18 January 2013

The first question on the first day of class, after all the syllabus discussions were finished, was simple.  What was the first picture we saw after waking up that morning?  It seems an innocuous question at first listen.  When one actually stops to think about it, however, it becomes one of those things that, unless […]


Happy New Year (and Other Assorted Things)

Happy New Year (and Other Assorted Things)

And Merry Christmas, and Happy Thanksgiving!  I’m probably being politically incorrect by mentioning the last 2 in the manner I did, but not saying their proper names is succumbing to groupthink, which is something to which most artists who do fall will not readily admit. Congratulations first go out to my friends who made it […]