Month: November 2008

Mumbai under attack

Good friends of ours lost a cousin and his wife in a restaurant in Mumbai in this terrorist attack. We are so very sorry this happened and wish them our deepest condolences. These same friends generously sent me to India ten years ago and because of them I now have many friends all over the country.

We are thinking of India this Thanksgiving weekend.

LACMA photo shows

The Los Angeles County Museum of Art has two excellent photography shows up right now that are well worth seeing.

Vanity Fair Portraits: Photographs 1913–2008 which includes work for the magazine by Cecil Beaton, Harry Benson, Julian Broad, Imogen Cunningham, Annie Leibovitz, Man Ray, Mary Ellen Mark, Steven Meisel, Helmut Newton, Herb Ritts, Edward Steichen, Mario Testino, and Bruce Weber. It’s an incredible show, well worth seeing. This show runs through March 1st, 2009.

A Story of Photography: The Marjorie and Leonard Vernon Collection which includes a spectacular array of some of the most famous photographs ever taken by Ansel Adams, Julia Margaret Cameron, Edward Steichen, Paul Strand, W.H. Fox Talbot, Edward Weston and more. This show runs through February 1st, 2009.