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Mission San Xavier Del Bac – New Year in Tucson, Arizona

January 2nd, 2015
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    (Jan 2, 2014 Photo by Fung Lin Hall)

  • MISSION SAN XAVIER DEL BAC was founded in 1692 by a Jesuit missionary, Father Eusebio Francisco Kino. It was then that he became the first non-Indian to visit the village of Wa:k, or “Bac,” as he wrote it.

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    (Jan 2, 2014 Photo by Fung Lin Hall)

    See more photos.

    Night Waltz – Adieu 2014 – & Happy New Year- 2015

    December 31st, 2014
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    Photo by Tim Richmond.

    Happy birthday Paul Bowles and Patti Smith (Dec 30.. they share a birthday).
    Night Waltz (See Jane and Paul Bowles)

  • In Memoriam..

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    Philip Seymour Hoffman known for playing beautiful losers, leaves behind a legacy of work that broke your heart and hit you in the gut.

    Alain Resnais

  • Yamaguchi Yoshiko and Isamu Noguchi

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  • Pete Seeger, the power of song- he loved boating.

  • Visionary Land Artist Nancy Holt

  • Genpei Akasegawa - Neo Dada Artist

  • Jane and Kate Barry

    Rene Burri -Swiss Magnum photographer <> <> Jane Bown -Shy & Gentle photographer
    Minimalist photographer Lewis Balts

    Billie Whitelaw (Samuel Beckett’s perfect actress)

    Maximillian Schell

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    Shoji Masui 1Toruburmeseharp he passed away on March 3, 2014. (Burmese Harp directed by Kon Ichikawa)

    Luis Rainer A Movie Legend with 2 Oscars was 104.

    Jane Freilicher - (See portraits of Frank OHara, Koch and Ashbery)

    Ruby Dee
    Amiri Baraka

    Adios Senor Horace Silver (click to see large)

  • Let our scars fall in love, Farewell Galway Kinnell<> <> Maxine Kumin<> <> Mark Strand
    Charles Barsotti (Cactus Dwarf Orchard)

    Camille Lepage Young Photo Jounalist Killed In Central Africa

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    Takakura Ken -legendary actor was 83.

    Photo of Rilke with Paul Valery at the Garden & His letter to Lou Andreas Salome

    December 29th, 2014
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    (At the garden at Anthy – photo Monad)

    On Dec 29, 1921 -
    Rilke wrote to Lou Andrea-Salome (On Freud, he told her how his work is now beginning to have an important effect in France then he turned to Paul Valery) page 279 -280 – Letters of Rainer Maria Rilke – 1910 -1926.

    Only the poetry of Paul Valery really astonishes me, whose “Le Cimetiere marin” I managed to translate with an equivalence I scarcely thought could be achieved between the two languages….

    “Eupalinos – like all Valery’s few works of a serenity, a calm and equanimity that you too would entirely appreciate. Paul Valery stems from Mallarme.

    But Valery kept silent and worked at mathematics until he was ready for artistic expression 25 years later,

    so much the purer. In 1915, a man of fifty (Valery): and what has since come from his is of the greatest distinction and significance.

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    photo via

  • Rilke’s bio timeline..(photos and sound files)

  • Rilke died of leukemia.”
    And again his death pops up on pg. 86 of Reader’s Block:
    “Joyce, Hesse, Mann, and Rilke all died in Switzerland.”

    David Markson on Rilke

  • Rainer Maria Rilke, Raron, Canton Valais, Switzerland - (see his grave)

    1926
    On December the 29th, Rilke dies at Val-Mont. “The Poetical Work of Michelangelo”,
    as well as his voluminous correspondence, are published post mortem. This body of work,
    which includes letters to some of the most prominant writers and intellectuals of his time,
    such as Marina Tsvetaeva, Auguste Rodin, André Gide, Hugo von Hofmannstahl,
    Boris Pasternak, and Stefan Zweig.

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    Rilke photo via

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    Previous post Photo of Rilke by Shaw – Letters to Balthus, Lou A. Salome

  • Dec 29 birthday of William Gaddis.. (See David Markson and William Gaddis- scroll down)

  • R.I.P Jane Bown – Shy & Gentle Photographer

    December 22nd, 2014
  • Jane Bown, revered Observer photographer, dies age 89

    Her first commission for the Observer was a portrait of philosopher Bertrand Russell in 1949. From then, Bown photographed the great and the good, the rich and the poor, the ordinary and extraordinary with a compassionate and gentle eye.

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    Gypsy Child, Kent, 1961. Photograph: Jane Bown for the Observer

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    Samuel Beckett
    Jane Bown died on Dec 21, 2014, one day before the anniversary of passing of Samuel Beckett who died on Dec 22, 1989.
    News just came in Billie Whitelaw died on Dec 22, 2014.

    The Coventry-born star, who was made a CBE in 1991, worked in close collaboration with playwright Samuel Beckett, who described her as a perfect actress.

  • Jane Bown as a girl
    (Jane Bown as a girl)
    “As you can see, I was a very contented and well-behaved child.” As before, she mentioned aunts and grandparents – but there was no mention of parents. Born out of wedlock in 1925, she was passed around maternal aunts, “it was like pass the parcel”, until one day when she was 12 she realised that Aunt Daisy, her favourite, was in fact her mother. Gradually, as she revealed more, I came to understand that this early trauma in some fundamental way provided the key to Jane’s work. She tentatively agreed to do an interview despite her reluctance to talk about herself and her work, not to mention her extreme discomfort at being filmed.

    Art & Design

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    Sinead O’Connor by Jane Bown

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    Bruce Chatwin

  • There is nothing there with Blair (Youtube)

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    Angelica Garnett
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  • Protest Photo by Gordon Parks + Aids Memorial II Photo Random -Dec. 2014

    December 1st, 2014
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    Photo by Gordon Parks (Harlem, 1963)

  • Who are police killing?

    The racial group most likely to be killed by law enforcement is Native Americans, followed by African Americans, Latinos, Whites, and Asian Americans.

  • Dec 1 - On World’s Aid Day.
    We remember poets, filmmakers, actors, authors, artists, photographers, sculptors, philosophers, cinematographers, composer singers, figure skaters who died of Aids .

    Aids Memorial (Fotos of Eleven Good Men)klausgif Klaus Nomi & and others.

  • Aids Memorial part II

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    Susan Sontag and Nestor Almendros

  • Susan Sontag, the American critic and a former supporter of the Castro regime, describes the Castro campaign against homosexuals as ”a heritage, in a way a ‘Puritan’ one, that is deeply embedded in the morals of the Left.” She continues: ”The discovery that homosexuals were being persecuted in Cuba shows, I think, how much the Left needs to evolve.”

    (Susan Sontag’s son David Rief translated Francois Truffaut’ forward to A Man with A Camera titled “The Lights of Nestor Almendros”.)

    Nestor Almendros - A Man with a Camera…(You can see his documentary from here.)

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    Tony Perkins relaxing on the Psycho set.

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    (Photo by Robert Giard)
    was an American author, poet, and activist best known for his essays about gay relationships.
    Borrowed Time: An AIDS Memoir. 1988

  • Burce Chatwin and Werner Herzog – The Anatomy of Restlessness.

  • The Caterpiller & Black Holes + R.I.P Mark Strand

    November 29th, 2014
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    Untitled photo collage by Fung Lin Hall

  • Mark Strand dies – Pulitzer winning poet laureate ..( Born in Prince Edward’s Islands, Canada, initially he studied art.)

  • The Remains
    I empty myself of the names of others. I empty my pockets.
    I empty my shoes and leave them beside the road.
    At night I turn back the clocks;
    I open the family album and look at myself as a boy.

    What good does it do? The hours have done their job.
    I say my own name. I say goodbye.
    The words follow each other downwind.
    I love my wife but send her away.

    My parents rise out of their thrones
    into the milky rooms of clouds. How can I sing?
    Time tells me what I am. I change and I am the same.
    I empty myself of my life and my life remains.

    Mark Stand

  • Read his poem “The End” (poetry foundation)

  • Wallace Shawn interviewed Mark Strand (Paris Review)

  • EATING POETRY

    Ink runs from the corners of my mouth.
    There is no happiness like mine.
    I have been eating poetry.

    The librarian does not believe what she sees.
    Her eyes are sad
    and she walks with her hands in her dress.

    The poems are gone.
    The light is dim.
    The dogs are on the basement stairs and coming up.

    Their eyeballs roll,
    their blond legs burn like brush.
    The poor librarian begins to stamp her feet and weep.

    She does not understand.
    When I get on my knees and lick her hand,
    she screams.

    I am a new man,
    I snarl at her and bark,
    I romp with joy in the bookish dark.
    Mark Strand

    (Jim Bauerlein’s favorite poem thanks..)

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    The Caterpiller and Black holes (photo collage by Fung Lin Hall)

  • Lines for Winter
    Mark Strand
    1934 – 2014

    for Ros Krauss

    Tell yourself
    as it gets cold and gray falls from the air
    that you will go on
    walking, hearing
    the same tune no matter where
    you find yourself—
    inside the dome of dark
    or under the cracking white
    of the moon’s gaze in a valley of snow.
    Tonight as it gets cold
    tell yourself
    what you know which is nothing
    but the tune your bones play
    as you keep going. And you will be able
    for once to lie down under the small fire
    of winter stars.
    And if it happens that you cannot
    go on or turn back
    and you find yourself
    where you will be at the end,
    tell yourself
    in that final flowing of cold through your limbs
    that you love what you are.
    Mark Strand

    Icon of Topography Movement, Minimalist Photographer – Lewis Baltz Does at 69

    November 25th, 2014
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    Icon of New Topography Movement Lewis Baltz dies at 69.

  • Lewis Baltz – wiki

  • NYtimes obit

    More than those of his colleagues, Mr. Baltz’s stark, geometric photographs used the language of Minimalism, the dominant mode of sculpture at the time, to convey a kind of creeping soullessness in the man-made landscape of Southern California, where he grew up.

    The camera, he said, was often a device less for communication than for a kind of existential defense. In 2009 he told an interviewer for the Smithsonian Archives of American Art, “I used photography to distance myself from a world that I loathed and was powerless to improve.”

  • Lewis Baltz At Eye Level
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    Ghost Warrior in Papago – Halloween 2014

    October 30th, 2014
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    Fortress Gump…Photo collage by Fung Lin Hall

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    Rene Burri Berlin Treptow 1959
    See more photos by Rene Burri (previous post)

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    Roman Gladiator at Papago, Arizona

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    Neil Young in Desert Shot – Photo by Dennis Hopper (Repost)

    Phantom of India Chemical Halloween

    Kabocha – Pumpkin

    Charles Ives “Hallowe’en” + Lumiere Brothers Skeleton Dance..

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    R.I.P René Burri -Swiss Magnum Photographer

    October 20th, 2014
  • Photos by René Burri

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    Yves Klein

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    Havana, 1963

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    Performance of Bertold BRECHT’s play “Mother Courage”.1959

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  • Rene Burri Magnum Photos

    The guardian

    Foto Post Blog

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    Martine Franck and Cartier Bresson

  • 24h Paris

    René Burri (9 April 1933 – 20 October 2014) was a Swiss photographer known for his photos of major political, historical and cultural events and key figures of the second half of the 20th century. Burri worked for Magnum Photos and has been photographing political, military and artistic figures and scenes since 1946. He made portraits of Che Guevara and Pablo Picasso as well as iconic pictures of São Paulo and Brasília.

    Newsha Tavakolian – Refused the Prize Money

    September 19th, 2014

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    Newsha Tavakolian (see more from her portfolio)

    Keeping True to an Iranian Vision, Minus Big Money

    Lens plus

    She has instead walked away from the prestigious prize after what she considered repeated interference from Mr. Carmignac, whom she accused in a lengthy Facebook post and subsequent interview with Lens of distorting her vision by editing her images, demanding changes to her text and insisting on titling the project “The Lost Generation,” which she thought was not only a cliché, but could possibly provoke Iranian authorities. While she said the foundation had announced it had “adjourned” her prize because of fears for her safety in Iran, she said the only perils she faced were artistic ones from Mr. Carmignac, who she said seemed intent on controlling her take on her homeland and experiences.

    “I had to make a choice between my artistic freedom and my dignity, or the glory of something that is not real or not mine when it comes to what kind of book do I have,” Ms. Tavakolian said in a phone interview from Tehran.

    In the Mood for Fan Ho’s Photography – Hong Kong 1950

    September 10th, 2014
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  • Fan Ho (homepage)

  • Fan Ho: finding love and light in 1950s Hong Kong – in pictures

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    Ho Fan (Chinese: 何藩) (born October 8, 1937) is a celebrated Chinese photographer, film director and actor. He has won over 280 awards from international exhibitions and competitions worldwide since 1956 for his photography

    American Friend in Texas, Dennis, Wim Wenders & Dean Stockwell

    August 14th, 2014
  • On the set of The American Friend

  • Bruno Ganz and Dennis (American Friend directed by Wim Wenders, based on a story by Patricia Highsmith )

  • On the set of The American Friend
    Dennis Hopper, Wim Wenders, Bruno Ganz, and Nicholas Ray while filming ‘The American Friend,’ 1976 — Caterine Milinaire.

  • Dennis Hopper last movie and photos (See Jean Tingueley, Ed Ruscha etc)

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    Neil Young in Desert Shot – Photo by Dennis Hopper
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    Happy birthday Wim Wenders! (With Harry on the left and Dean on the right)

    Dean Stockwell - Delicate to Delirium

    Photo of Dean Stockwell by Dennis Hopper