Two boys on pier, 1950, the first print I ever sold was purchased by Edward Steichen for the Mumseum of Modern Art. I was nineteen.
If I were to name the five most important people in my photography career, Edward Steichen would have to be on that…
Blissful baby, 1982
We are all born gifted. The gift is life itself!
The truth of these words, which I have often said to my students, has never been clearer to me than during this past year. A year ago on Valentine’s Day I was in the hospital…
Reobert Frank’s The Americans was published by Grove Press in 1959
Two films recently got me thinking about Barney Rosset, the firebrand publisher of Grove Press and Evergreen Review. First, An American Journey: Revisiting Robert…
Our wedding on the beach, 2000, © Beth Black
I’m happy to say that in our home everyday is a day of gratitude. Recently I woke up in the early morning and wrote a poem to my wife, Judith.
not yet over
As I lie
with my head
on my morning…
Korean girl, 1952
If some things don’t make you crazy, then you aren’t very sane to begin with”
Steven Bentley, Vietnam Veterans of America
Today is Veteran’s Day and I salute all those men and women who have risked…
Smooch baby face, Ibiza, 1987
Hardening of the categories causes art disease… W. Eugene Smith
Coney Island. Flowers. City streets. Shells. Rodin sculptures. Abstract architecture. Draftees. Butterflies. Over the years I have…