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Quote of the Week by Duane Michals

“{A photograph} of a lady crying tells me not anything about grief. Or {a photograph} of a lady ecstatic tells me not anything about ecstasy. What is the nature of those feelings? The downside with pictures is that it handiest offers with appearances.”  —Duane Michals (1932)

Duane Michals is an American photographer who creates narratives inside of a chain of photographs. Blending photographs with textual content in a layout very similar to cinematic sequences, his hallmark procedure is evinced in a bunch of 9 pictures titled Things are Queer (1972). Born in McKeesport, PA, Michals won his BA from the University of Denver in 1953 earlier than operating as a photojournalist. Over the route of his occupation, he has taken portraits of influential artists comparable to Andy Warhol, René Magritte, and Marcel Duchamp, continuously marking his prints with poetic writings and observations about his matter. His first solo exhibition used to be held at The Museum of Modern Art in New York, in 1970, and Michals celebrated 50 years operating as a photographer in 2008 with a retrospective at the Thessaloniki Museum of Photography in Greece and the Scavi Scaligeri in Italy. His works are incorporated in the collections of the Art Institute of Chicago, The Museum of Modern Art in New York, and the Carnegie Museum of Art in Pittsburgh, amongst others.


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