Friday, July 12, 2024

MARIE-CLAIRE BANCQUART ~

 




Scent of linden trees

their pollen in rain.


I inhabit the visible


by that, I will never be deserted


under the trees

stones and beetles    

are enough for my geography


my vertical green

the night under my feet:

ecumenical landscape.


Where on earth, it desn't matter

it's here, in the moment,

beginning and end.


_________________

Marie-Claire Bancquart

Every Minute Is First

selected late poems

translated from the French by Jody Gladding

Milkweed Editons, 2024





Thursday, July 11, 2024

CHARTER WEEKS, PHOTOGRAPHER ~

My  



I began studying photography with Harry Calahan at RISD in the 1960s. I was deeply influenced by the extraordinary images coming out of Viet Nam and the civil rights movement in the south. In 1965 I went to London and studied at the London School of Film Technique and then returned to New York where I worked as commercial photographer shooting for major agencies, magazines and the music industry. I also was a principal in a film company and for two years we were the primary film resource for the BBC shooting both news and documentary projects. A most memorable experience was shooting in Harlem the night after Martin Luther King was killed (utter chaos.) I also did a series of photographs in the south for The National Sharecroppers Fund to use in fund raising.

I returned to New Hampshire in 1971 and worked partly as an art director at a small agency and cutting film for an independent film company in Manchester NH. I built my own house in rural southern New Hampshire and started an Industrial Advertising Agency (Isinglass) since it was not possible to make a living as a full time photographer during that period.

I have been a photographer for 50 years, much of it documentary in nature. I have photographed in Europe, Asia and Africa, been exhibited in galleries around the US and published in a variety of magazines including The New York Times, The Virginia Quarterly Review, South Loop Review, Drunken Boat Corvette Fever and other journals.

My archives reside at Keene State College.

There is much important history that has been preserved by photography. Mathew Brady, Louis Hine, Bruce Davidson, and Walker Evans just to mention a few. My motto is “Photography keeps yesterday safe for tomorrow.”o

              Charter was a close friend with Longhouse. He passed away in Asheville, NC 9 July 2024 

element that gets them headed off in a particular w

SHELLEY DUVALL ~

 


S H E L L E Y   D U V A L L 


   Texas 1949 ~ Texas 2024



FURRY LEWIS, LIVE ~

 




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HEATHER COX RICHARDSON ~

 



THOREAU MOVED TO WALDEN POND TODAY IN 1845 ~

 







Back Road Chalkie

Henry David Thoreau

Summer 2024

AGAIN & AGAIN & AGAIN (BILLIE HOLIDAY) ~

 


1957

Billie Holiday singing with Ben Webster -- tenor saxophone, Lester Young -- tenor saxophone, Vic Dickenson -- trombone, Gerry Mulligan -- baritone saxophone, Coleman Hawkins -- tenor saxophone, Roy Eldridge -- trumpet, Doc Cheatham -- trumpet, Danny Barker -- guitar, Milt Hinton -- double bass, Mal Waldron -- piano and Osie Johnson - drums





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