Monday, July 09, 2007

John Szarkowki is dead.

Hands in Prayer, Holt Cemetery , New Orleans 1992 from The Reposed
all reproduction rights reserved Wm. Greiner

John Szarkowski, Curator of Photography, Dies at 81!
John was probably the most influential photography curator of our times. He was one of the first museum curator's to embrace my work - purchase it , exhibit it and give me , in the process , a sense I was doing something relavent! And for that, I am forever indebted to him.
John will be missed by many. Thank you John Szarkowski and good bye.

4 Comments:

Blogger Tim Connor said...

This is a great photo & apt tribute to Szarkowski. I never met him, but wrote about him anyway.

12:28 PM  
Anonymous Milly Moorhead West said...

Gees. didn't know. had dinner with him once in NO after a show at NOMA with his wife, daughter, Eggleston and the photo curator of the musuem. oh, and jane rule burdine. our photos were being shown by Ole Miss art history professor Tom Dewey and somehow we got invited to this fun event.
Milly

12:40 PM  
Anonymous aok said...

He spoke at a SECCA conference in NOLA in 84 or 85. I met Szarkowski and many other NOLA photographers at the William Eggleston exhibition that opened that weekend. Were you there? It was quite a weekend.

7:44 PM  
Anonymous Selina said...

You write very well.

6:14 AM  

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