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The Americans

Funeral—St. Helena, South Carolina, 1955 Charleston, South Carolina, 1955 Trolley—New Orleans, 1955 “It is always the instantaneous reaction to oneself that produces a photograph.” —Robert Frank Looking In: Robert Frank’s The Americans The Metropolitan Museum of Art September 22, 2009—January 3, 2010

Flags

Flag, 1954-1955 White Flag, 1955 Three Flags, 1958 “I make what it pleases me to make… I have no ideas about what the paintings imply about the world. I don’t think that’s a painter’s business. He just paints paintings without a conscious reason. I intuitively paint flags.” —Jasper Johns

20 Years Ago, Beijing

Scelere velandum est scelus. One crime must be concealed by another. —Seneca On June 4, 1989, seven weeks of peaceful protest were ended with tanks and guns. The world watched as soldiers fired on students, workers, and ordinary citizens demonstrating for democracy and human rights. Many were shot in the back as they fled. The [...]

The Art of Tehching Hsieh

“Wasting time is my concept of life. Living is nothing but consuming time until you die.” —Tehching Hsieh The Art of Tehching Hsieh, New York Times

The Passenger Engine

“The bicycle is a curious vehicle. Its passenger is its engine.” —John Howard, Olympic cyclist