Thursday, August 23, 2007

get out


Two days ago I was looking through a 1970 Life magazine and came across a big spread on how soldiers fared post-Vietnam. A plea by Clark Clifford: Make a Plan and Get Out.

What kept me glued to the photography wasn’t just the grainy horror – somehow they all looked really familiar, like just yesterday familiar.

Then the Times yesterday had a review of Nina Berman photographs at Jen Bekman, and I immediately understood what was so familiar about the Life spread. Once online, I saw that Edward Winckleman had also posted on the show and that like me, he had seen the pictures before while not remembering the photographers name. Because I am often looking at Jen Bekman, it must have been the same for me.

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