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Pull your pocket particle accelerator out and place it down, preferably on the other side of a door. Think of the time when viral was a bad thing and the worst part of big brother was an identifiable bad guy. They weren’t homogenized, like being force-fed thick soup through a straw, like now.

And kids today… Their moms just traded in yoga pants for strollers. They’re that new, and you’re that old. Shit, you have wisdom, are you kidding me? Since when is having to read the new car manual for a week anything short of barely keeping up? There…


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Consider your camera, not to post more pics on your social accounts. That’s more in the category of what last to do with photographs after they’ve had a sabbatical in their native medium, (photographic print paper). Take a moment to remember before your camera phone. You had a real camera, went out, saw the world, and it looked different. You were in charge. For at least 1/60th of a second you were happy, maybe even for a long as it took the film to come back. Then you were happy again.

Now, in a comedized world, saturated with stifling, ubiquitous…


Maybe it was when you saw your first photograph and realized it was more than a picture. It might have been by Margaret White for Life magazine, or perhaps it was an Ansel Adams or Richard Avedon print. These were more than pictures. You took pictures. Your family took pictures. These were real photographs. They were art you didn’t paint or sculpt, but someone took. Someone captured a moment that meant something important forever, to more than just you.

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Distributed and consumed, today photography is a practice in democracy. Visions of ourselves and our environment meant to share from their…

Jeffrey Anderson

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