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The Value of Reality: Emotional Works by Amelia Modrak

In a World that is more and more focussed on perfection, where every flaw is concealed (or annihilated) until any inkling of authenticity or realism has been swept away, then the following question arises: “Won’t we be devaluing our essence? Won’t we be dangerously sliding towards a tragic idealism, which distances us further from Nature, and thus, from ourselves?”. Read more

Vivian Aristotle Smiles

An article in the Guardian newspaper (Friday 14 January 2011) was brought to my attention the other day. Hermione Hoby wrote about the amazing Vivian Maier.

This is a fine case of where someone was truly engaged with what they did and got good at it because they were passionate. For the love of photography and the fascination of the world around her Vivian Maier became a great photographer producing thousands of images which further inspire and move other people. The Chicago nanny died in 2009 leaving behind the chance discovery of 100,000 negatives that no one had seen. Her work is being hailed as some of the best in 20th-century street photography.
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