The photo essay appeared in the March 8, 1968 issue of LIFE which is online in its entirety via Google books. In reading the lens blog article and viewing the slide show I did not have a memory of seeing this essay even though I was reading LIFE magazine religiously at that time. Seeing it now, I think how could my family not have talked about this? As has happened many times before, I am struck at how sheltered I was growing up. But then I looked at the essay in the LIFE issue online and seeing it as I saw it in 1968, I remembered it! Black inner city poverty (and so much else) was so foreign to my world in suburban LA that LIFE was how I learned about the world beyond me. And I learned it through pictures. I cannot help but think that my weekly journeys with LIFE led to many of the life choices I made.
Above The Fold
Looking at 16 years of photographs on the front page of The New York Times
Web project that explores the afterlife of images and the experience of looking at photographs as a disruptive encounter. I continually update with new images.
Dancing with the Zapatistas: Twenty Years Later co-edited with Diana Taylor; Duke University & Hemi Press
Women Mobilizing Memory, Collaborative Archives: Connective Histories, exhibition catalogue featuring Above The Fold
My essay "Photographic Interference" is included in Picturing Atrocity , edited by Geoffrey Batchen, Mick Gidley, Nancy K. Miller, and Jay Prosser.
I created the cover image for Marianne Hirsch's book The Generation of Postmemory: Writing and Visual Culture After the Holocaust.