Tuesday, May 28, 2013

News at Eleven (Back Page): "His photo taking was an extension

of his everyday behavior," Colleen Stockmann, assistant curator at the Contemporary Jewish Museum, told the San Francisco Chronicle. "It's something he did almost like we do with our smartphones. It was not a super-conscious art form he picked up and pursued."

In addition to the photos themselves, [Allen] Ginsberg, who died in 1997, documented the action with handwritten notes describing what was going on. "These are not just captions, identifying the people in the photograph from left to right," explained writer Roslyn Bernstein in Guernica Magaine, "but rather poignant, passionate, and irreverent observations, some written thirty years after the original photos were taken."

from The Huffington Post: Allen Ginsberg Photography Exhibit Shows Hidden Side Of Legendary Beat Poet (Photos)
then Contemporary Jewish Musem: Beat Memories: The Photographs of Allen Ginsberg


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