Leslie Camhi

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  • 7 years ago

    'Life is in color, but black-and-white is more realistic," director Samuel Fuller once said. Two exhibitions—a retrospective devoted to the sumptuously hued visions of a decadent Southern gentleman, and a show of vintage black-and-white prin...

  • 7 years ago

    'You couldn't build a city like New York in good taste,' Rudy Burckhardt—photographer, filmmaker, painter—observed in 1994 of the hometown he'd adopted some six decades earlier. That was, in large measure, what he liked about it. Of th...

  • 7 years ago

    Greenery in corporate lobbies, much like the art there, is often a form of window-dressing—an attempt to render the unlovely face of international capital more humanly appealing. Countless philodendrons have suffered in silence as droning ma...

  • 7 years ago

    I recently found myself, in the company of a small child, gazing upon a whale skeleton at the Muséum d'Histoire Naturelle in Paris and thinking that the space between its ribs compared favorably with the average two-bedroom apartment in Man...

  • 8 years ago

    Photography astounds us by its very ubiquity. If there exist, in the 21st century, lives still unrecorded by the camera, or corners of the world where photography's reach has not yet penetrated, their purview is rapidly shrinking. At the same time...

  • 8 years ago

    "We Poets in our youth begin in gladness," William Wordsworth wrote ruefully in 1807, "But thereof come in the end despondency and madness." The poet's words came back to me while viewing this collection of some 100 mostly unknown Polaroids taken ...


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