Red Jackson by Gordon Parks 1948

Red Jackson by Gordon Parks

Click here for the podcast version of this post. The Red Jackson photograph by Gordon Parks sent me into a whirlwind of reactions from the first time I saw it. Encountering this black and white masterpiece in the Metropolitan Museum of Art feels like a lucky break at first. It’s a thoughtful photographic version of …

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Trolley New Orleans by Robert Frank, 1955

Trolley New Orleans by Robert Frank

Why is the Robert Frank photograph Trolley New Orleans so important?

– Segregated seating in black and white
– A complex framework of composition
– Truth, hard work, and hope

Untitled Film Still 35 – Cindy Sherman

Untitled-Film-Still-35 - Cindy Sherman

Why does Cindy Sherman’s photograph Untitled Film Still 35 looks so familiar?

– Soft core porn set the rules

– Stereotypes beware Cindy Sherman’s face

– Setting the stage for ankles in Untitled Film Still 35