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Photography, the Allen Room and the Wertheim Study

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photo by Deepak John Mathew, used with permissionphoto by Deepak John Mathew, used with permissionWho hasn't had a fascination with a camera?  Mine was long ago with an Olympus when I was young and snobbish and only snapped black and white.  Perhaps the most successful series was Medicine Cabinets, sometimes taken surreptiously.  My two favorites were those of my friend F___ , whose didn't change, at all, from year to year, and that of a cataloger.  I don't even remember her name, but aspirin was in the upper left and Zantac in the lower right.  

But enough of puerile musings.  This month there are some really cool illustrated talks on photography, here at the Stephen A. Schwarzman Building.  Tomorrow, February 3 at 1:15 in the South Court Auditorium, we begin with Judith Mara Gutman, a writer in residence in the Library's Allen Room, and perhaps The Authority on the photography of India, both past and present.  She is going to compare Alfred Stieglltz (1864-1946), his experimental Equivalents, and the modern photographers in India.  We then proceed each Thursday in February with two on the Bauhaus and the last on the Middle East.  For more information about the series, see the program calendar.

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