are objects that seem to go unchanging through the centuries and there
are the teacups we dropped when the telephone rang late at night and
the thousands of objects borne away from us on a tide of entropy, disintegration
and distraction, never to return. I know where to find a Praxiteles
statue, but where are my baby teeth?"
- Rebecca Solnit
A contributing editor to Art Issues and
Creative Camera, Solnit is the author of several books, and essays
in many museum catalogues, including, Crimes and Splendors: The Desert
Cantos of Richard Misrach and the Whitney Museum's Beat Culture
and the New America.
"For what is traced in these photographs
is not merely the object, or the sign of its residual physical presence
avant the photograph, but the echo of its historical resonances and
place in time."
- Andy Grundberg
Grundberg is a writer and curator, former director
of the Friends of Photography and the founder of See: A Journal of
Visual Culture. A former photography critic for The New York
Times, Grundberg's essays have appeared in numerous books, journals