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Back to those summer highlights & last Kodak moments

Meet Me Halfway © Monika Sosnowski, 2011-2012

Lately I’m finding redemption in non sequiturs.  Visually speaking and otherwise.

Meanwhile check out the sadly intriguing article in The Economist on the demise of Kodak. Written from a perspective of how the corporate game can be won or lost, the article, aptly titled The last Kodak moment?,  suggests that through a series of unfortunately bad decisions Kodak might have just destroyed itself. Hmm…

Sleep on it.

Lisa - I LOVE this picture, and feel like even if I sit with it for hours, I won’t come halfway to grasping the source of – yes, that word, again – its mystery.

Some highlights from 2011

Made me think of that song by Leonard Cohen, “A Thousand Kisses Deep.”

In particular that first part that goes:

“The ponies run, the girls are young,
The odds are there to beat.
You win a while, and then it’s done -
Your little winning streak.
And summoned now to deal
With your invincible defeat,
You live your life as if it’s real,
A thousand kisses deep.”

and on that note – goodnight.

Deana Lawson featured in New Photography 2011 at MOMA

 

Roxie and Raquel. 2010. © Deana Lawson

 

Deana Lawson is one of six photographers featured in the latest New Photography 2011 exhibition at MOMA.
Lawson’s work has an emotional rawness that is gripping. Aside from being beautifully composed, the images – mostly portraits – have a provocative honesty. The people in Deanna Lawson’s photographs simultaneously display  incredible strength and fragility.  This juxtaposition makes for a profound awareness of the physicality of existence within the circumstances of our lives and how that shapes who we are.

From MOMA’s website for the exhibition describing Deana Lawson’s work:

“Reflecting Western and African portraiture conventions, the works examine “the body’s ability to channel personal and social histories, drawing on the various formal and informal languages of the medium and its archival capabilities,” the artist says. The result is an alphabet of body compositions demonstrating humans’ seemingly limitless variety.”

The New Photography 2011  is on through January 16th, 2012 – so about two more weeks left to see this amazing work. Go!!!

12 x 12 on 12.12.11 – Storefront Artist Project



My two contributions to the wildly anticipated annual 12 x 12 Storefront Artist Project fundraiser in Pittsfield, MA.
Both dedicated to Peter (Dudek, of course) who aimed to place an original work of art in every house in Berkshire County!

xoxo,
Monika

lisa - monika, these are beautiful! peter (dudek, of course) should feel proud and loved.

Monika Sosnowski - Thank you my Turkish Delight!

alfonso paredes - Monika, beautiful images. Your work is getting closer to the light as time goes by.

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