Florence Biennale XI (2017)

Florence Biennale XI (2017) Across the street from my Florence hotel there is a vast complex, the Fortezza de Basso, behind high yellow-brown brick walls. It is a space large enough for an expansive exhibition of juried contemporary art submitted by artists from around the world. This year the variety of artists and media is […]

A Belgian femme at FOMU

Tacky title, for sure. A crowd favorite among European photo fans is the Antwerp FOMU (foto museum) at Waalsekaai 47, 2000 Antwerp. One of its summer exhibits spotlights an archive happily acquired in 1996. Suzi Embo (b. 1936), along with her younger sister Lou, threw herself into photography in her late teens. She had lots […]

Paris by iPhone — again

  I shouldn’t write this in public, but I will anyway. As I get older I get lazier. Let’s just call it an intensified search for efficiency. To my annual sojourn in Paris this late summer season I did take a Fuji X100T — the camera I’ve written about several times in this blog. Yet […]

Josef Sudek – The Quiet Life of a Legend

    Paris’s  Jeu de Paume – more accurately, the Galerie Nationale du Jeu de Paume – has an interesting history. The building is only a century and a half old, dating from the administration of Napoleon III. It was indeed built as a tennis court for the older and more complex game then played […]