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"No great artist ever sees things as they really are. If he did, he would cease to be an artist."
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liquidnight:Constant Puyo, Lost Profile, no date
From Impressionist Camera: Pictorial Photography in Europe, 1888-1918
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3rdofmay:The art: Carleton Watkins, A Chinese Man Sitting at a Table, undated, though likely 1860s-1880s. From the album “San Francisco Views,” which features more photographs of San Francisco’s Chinatown than any other single neighborhood.
The news: “The End of Chinatown,” by Bonnie Tsui in December’s The Atlantic.
The source: Collection of the Bancroft Library at the University of California, Berkeley, via Calisphere.
Related: America’s first great Chinatown was in San Francisco. Both Eadweard Muybridge and especially Watkins loved to photograph it, perhaps because it was different, even exotic. I’ll feature another Watkins later today.
Notes: 147 / 1 year ago
Paul Strand, Riverside Drive at 83rd Street, New York, 1914