a female humpback whale traveled more than 6,000 miles, from Brazil to Madagascar, breaking the (known) record for longest mammalian migration. martin schmidt. so i discovered (through a fellow photography aficionado) this photographer: jim goldberg.
he creates collages, including text with his photographs often written by his subjects. he is part of the social aims movement in photography, using a straight-forward, cinema verite approach, based on a fundamentally narrative understanding of photography. “Goldberg’s empathy and the uniqueness of the subjects emerge in his works, forming a context within which the viewer may integrate the unthinkable into the concept of self. Thus diffused, this terrifying other is restored as a universal.” (Art Forum, Summer 1987)
“In your dorm you meet many nice people. Some are
smarter than you. And some, you notice, are dumber than you. You will continue,
unfortunately, to view the world in exactly these terms for the rest of your life.” -lorrie moore