American photography since 1960 is the subject of Mirrors and Windows, a show of some 200 photographs by 95 photographers which has just begun an extensive nationwide tour. Opening at The Museum of Modern Art in July, Mirrors and Windows surveys the photography of our day from the vantage point of John Szarkowski, head of the Museum's Department of Photography, who organized the show and wrote the essay which introduces the accompanying book.
Northern Californians are Looking at Lange Today. That's the alliterative title of a retrospective exhibition organized by Therese Thau Heyman, Curator, and Joyce Minick, Assistant, of the Department of Prints and Photographs of the Oakland Museum, an institution devoted to the collection of California art and artifacts.
ROBERT COLES HEARS AN ESKIMO MIND ALEX HARRIS VIEWS A CHANGING WORLD
In 1973, with Alex Harris and my oldest son, Bob, I spent some days in Alaska for the first time. We went from Fairbanks to Kotzebue, crossing the Arctic Circle in late August. A bush pilot took us up the Kobuk River to Noorvik, a community I would come to know fairly well over the years.
Eudora Welty shares with Samuel Beckett the mastery of English prose among writers now living; she is one of the greatest of American writers in all our history, taking her place beside Hawthorne, Poe and O. Henry in the craft of the short story.
A SPIRITED NEW YORK EXHIBIT REDISCOVERS STREET PHOTOGRAPHY, 1940-1955
Walker Evans' most characteristic workstraightforward, serene and stately—seems to focus and embody the "classic" tradition of American documentary photography. By the same token, Robert Frank's The Americans, with its more personal and dynamic documen tation, is seen to consolidate and presage an al ternate, decidedly divergent approach.
Like a swimmer testing the waters with a timid toe, Paris seems poised to plunge into serious photography. This quickening interest is in fact the only hint of vigor in the otherwise sluggish French art scene. There is even a suspicion that the City of Light may soon challenge New York as the world's photography center.
ROBERT COLES is a child psychiatrist on the staff of the Harvard University Health Services. His books include Children of Crisis (in four volumes) for which he won the Pulitzer Prize and William Carlos Williams: The Knack of Survival. He recently published Women in Crisis with his wife, Jane.