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Duluth and America the Desolate (?) 
Tuesday, October 31, 2006, 11:32 AM
I brought work up to Duluth to the Arrowhead Biennial at the Duluth Art Institute this past weekend. I now know what Gordon Lightfoot meant with the line "When the gales of November come early" in his song on the sinking of the S.S. Edmund Fitzgerald ore boat. Here is the Duluth Harbor with 45mph wind blowing in.

Across from Duluth is Superior Wisconsin. If your looking for a place to eat there you can't go wrong with a burger at Gronks or the ribs at Eddies. Both are off of Hwy 2 on the east end of town,

America the Desolate (?)
Peter Clothier, author of the Bush Diaries book and blog wrote about the Where We Live show at the Getty that I have photos in (see previous entry). Bush Diaries

Whoever gave him the quick lesson in photo history was on the mark. The only problem is I think most of us in the show see this not as desolate America, but disappearing America. If it is crumbling down it is because it is being ignored in the rush to suburbanize and homogenize the landscape, not because it is a repeat of depression era poverty. Nor are most of us drawn to depressing subjects; I actually like the places I photograph.

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Where We Live: Photographs of America from the Berman Collection at the Getty 
Saturday, October 28, 2006, 06:21 PM
I am just back from the opening at the J. Paul Getty Museum in LA for the exhibit Where We Live: Photographs of America from the Berman Collection. I have 10 prints in the exhibition. What a treat to be a part of such a wonderful exhibition with great photographers and to deal with such a top notch professionally run institution.

Installation photo

The exhibition is drawn from photographs gifted or loaned to the Getty by LA collector Bruce Berman, CEO of Village Roadshow Pictures and Executive Producer of dozens of wonderful Hollywood movies, including the Matrix series, Mystic River and the soon to be released Happy Feet (Already getting rave reviews for its computer animation).

The show has gotten good press from the LA Times Oct 8th

The Oct 25th LA Times

The New York Times Oct 15th

As well as basically the same article in the International Herald Tribune Oct 13th

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