• A round and about

    Tim Carpenter

    "You tell a story because a statement would be inadequate. When anybody asks what a story is about, the only proper thing is to tell him to read the story . . . I myself prefer to say that a story is a dramatic event that involves a person because he is a person, and a particular person – that is, because he shares in the general human condition and in some specific human situation."

    So saith Flannery O'Connor, and so it is. Some thoughts on resistance to "aboutness" in photography.

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  • Victoria Williams, photographer

    Tim Carpenter

    “Whitman has the photographer’s eye, but no camera,” says Wright Morris in his essay “In Our Image.” The (vastly vastly underappreciated, in my humble opinion) singer-songwriter Victoria Williams has the photographer’s eye, too, and in spades, but even better I think she has the photographer’s heart. 

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