I luckily had some time to finally see this show at the International Center of Photography here in NYC and if you get a chance, I highly recommend. The Mexican Suitcase exhibit displays some of the 4,500 lost negatives that Robert Capa, Gerda Taro and Chim (David Seymour) shot during the Spanish Civil War. Their work during those years and during that conflict established much of what is considered modern combat photography today.
Besides the photographs themselves, the story of the two suitcases' journey—from an impending occupation of Paris in 1939, through the chaos of the war years, to finally a Mexican film directors bequeathment—is an amazing tale in itself.
While hunting for something regarding a project i'm engaged in, I fell across this old favorite of mine. Getz and Gilberto doing The Girl from Ipanema. Although not on this album, my first jazz purchase was Stan Getz Trio and The Oscar Peterson Trio (pictured) and it really made an impression. Good to run into you again Stan. Enjoy.
Hall of Fame MLB Manager George "Sparky" Anderson passed today at the age of 76 of complications resulting from dementia. He managed the 1975 and 1976 Cincinnati Reds to consecutive World Series championships. A quote of his...
“I cannot get rid of the hurt from losing, but after the last out of every loss, I must accept that there will be a tomorrow. In fact, it's more than there'll be a tomorrow, it's that I want there to be a tomorrow. That's the big difference, I want tomorrow to come.”
Another random photo from the Grand Bazaar photograph stash I stumbled upon on my trip. No annotation on the back. Just a memorable photo of some poor kids circumcision. I remember when I first saw this photo, how struck I was with the shot. The symmetry and the look of pain right below the look of coolness of his father, uncle or brother. Whomever he is.