La Chanca

Posted by on Dec 17, 2011 in Almeria, Blog | No Comments
La Chanca

“The perspective of Almeria, viewed from the heights of the Alcazaba, is one of the most beautiful in the world.” Juan Goytisolo, La Chanca Almeria’s Alcazaba, a Moorish castle perched above the city, overlooks the neighborhood of La Chanca. It is a historically impoverished zone made up of small dwellings built into the hillside on […]

The Final Duel

Posted by on Dec 11, 2011 in Almeria, Blog | No Comments
The Final Duel

Mortimer stands eyeing his Colt Buntline Special on the ground, which has just been shot out of his hand. Indio approaches holding a musical watch. Inside the watch is a picture of Mortimer’s sister, who shot herself while being raped by Indio. The two gunmen stand inside a large circle bounded by a low stone […]

The Cliffs of Miraflores

Posted by on Oct 31, 2011 in Blog, Travels | No Comments
The Cliffs of Miraflores

In the district of Miraflores in Lima, Peru, new luxury condominium towers hug the edge of the cliffs. At the base of a dizzyingly steep drop, the coastal highway winds along beaches popular with surfers. Miraflores is a privileged neighborhood. It contains some of Lima’s best restaurants, upscale shopping, and well-maintained parks and gardens. The […]

FotoDC Opens This Week

Posted by on Oct 31, 2011 in Blog | No Comments
FotoDC Opens This Week

One of my large-format panoramic prints of the Texas Hollywood western movie set in Almeria, Spain, will be on display at the Fotoweek Central space at 18th and L Streets NW.

New Kazan

Posted by on Oct 23, 2011 in Blog, Travels | No Comments
New Kazan

Kazan, located in the Republic of Tatarstan, is often referred to as the “Third Capital” of Russia. The city has grown dramatically in recent years as a scientific and cultural center. Kazan will host both the 2013 Summer Universiade and the 2018 FIFA World Cup, and dozens of sports stadiums and venues are already under […]

NYT: Spain’s Building Spree Leaves Some Airports and Roads Begging to Be Used

Posted by on Jun 25, 2011 in Blog | No Comments

MADRID – In March, local officials inaugurated a new airport in Castellón, a small city on Spain’s Mediterranean coast. They are still waiting for the first scheduled flight. To justify the grand opening, Carlos Fabra, the head of Castellón’s provincial government, argued that it was a unique opportunity to turn an airport into a tourist […]

Installation Day at the BMA

Posted by on Jun 21, 2011 in Blog, Exhibits | No Comments
Installation Day at the BMA

Monday was installation day for the 2011 Sondheim Artscape Prize exhibit at the Baltimore Museum of Art. Each of the finalists has an entire room in the exhibit space. For my space, we installed 14 pieces, including two large panoramic images 38″ x 75″. The staff at the BMA was outstanding, and of course they […]

Sondheim Artscape Prize: 2011 Finalists Exhibition

Posted by on Jun 14, 2011 in Blog, Exhibits | No Comments

Exhibition at the Baltimore Museum of Art June 25 through August 7, 2011 In conjunction with Artscape, Baltimore’s premier arts festival organized by the Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts, the BMA presents a special exhibition of works by the finalists for the Janet & Walter Sondheim Artscape Prize. The finalists this year are […]

Look3: Photographers on Honesty and Objectivity

Posted by on Jun 14, 2011 in Blog, Ideas | No Comments
Look3: Photographers on Honesty and Objectivity

Last week, I attended the Look3 Festival of the Photograph in Charlottesville, VA, and was struck by the conflicting opinions on the role of photographic images.  Ashley Gilbertson delivered an impassioned talk about why he photographs the empty bedrooms of young soldiers killed in conflict. “I don’t believe in objectivity,” he explained, “I believe in honesty.” […]

Artomatic Takes Flight at DCA

Posted by on May 31, 2011 in Blog, Exhibits | No Comments
Artomatic Takes Flight at DCA

Just passed through here again today — the show comes down June 25. Sent via BlackBerry from T-Mobile