After walking the floor of Aperture at the Lisette Model show, they have a great little lounge area. I’d like to think of it as a great place to rest your barking dogs. AND you can sit comfortably and look at all of the offerings on the bookshelves. A bad place for me to be. Only because I think that some new bookshelves will have to added at the office. The order went in online today.
Â© Dawoud Bey
One of the books that kept me there was this volume by Dawoud Bey called Class Pictures.
Now usually, if an image needs text, it doesn’t hold that much power for me.
Not only are you treated to blend of very real, very true images of one of the most vital times in a persons life, but there is an accompanying self interview examination, giving you a first person insight to the subject. Sure they were edited, however the character comes forth and adds another rich ingredient to the portrait.
if you happen to be in Andover,Mass. you can see the entire exhibit.
Addison Gallery of American Art
180 Main Street
Andover, MA 01810-4161
Or get the book. you’ll want to go through the pages slowly. Buy it at the link or maybe you’ll get it for free from us.
Here is how:
First of all, make sure you are signed up for the NEWSLETTER.
This week, we’ll put it out on Thursday.If you have signed up to receive it, it’ll come into your email inbox sometime that day,depending on your time zone. (12:00 PST)
When it gets there, read the email and click the links for some other cool news. Then hit reply, delete the body of the email (saving server space) and then put the giveaway word , “Class Picture” into the subject line, think about your days in high school and the awesome ideas about life YOU had, add a shipping address,and hit send. The 31th person to respond will get this , Class Pictures., delivered to them poste haste. Just make sure you are signed up for the NEWSLETTER. We’ll keep it short.
That’s just how we do it.