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Yukio Mishima: The Death of a Man

This photo-essay by photographer Kishin Shinoyama is the first of what I anticipate will be a flurry of publications marking, come November, fifty years since Mishima’s death. JapanKishin Shinoyamaphilosophical literaturephotographyYukio Mishima

Chris Harris: master NOLA documenter

It’s been long overdue but Chris now has representation with the top-notch A Gallery for Fine Photography. Not only has Chris had access to the “who’s who” of the NOLA arts scene (Clementine Hunter, Tennessee Williams, Walker Percy, Thelma Toole, Professor Longhair) but Chris has shown me images not in the gallery (James Booker, Gatemouth, Charles…

Derek Parfit, photographer

I knew that Parfit was a keen photographer with a great eye at least from the cover of Reasons and Persons, but here are many that have remained unseen by most until now. Luchino Visconti would have approved.     Derek ParfitethicsLuchino Viscontipersonal identityphotography

Everything Is Going To Be All Right

Everything is Going to Be All Right, by Jared Ragland, is a photographic meditation on Walker Percy’s classic novel of New Orleans, The Moviegoer . . . Ragland is Binx Bolling with a camera. existentialismJared Raglandnew orleansphilosophical literaturephotographythe moviegoerWalker Percy

Island of the Colorblind

Photographer Sanne de Wilde’s The Island of the Colorblind investigates a Pacific atoll where an unusually high percentage of the population has total color blindness. This phenomenon will of course be familiar to those who have read Oliver Sacks’ book and have seen the accompanying documentary. Cognitive scienceColorOliver SacksphotographyqualiaSanne de Wilde

Masayoshi Sukita

Would someone who owns a copy of this book please invite me to their house to see it: I will bring along the finest archival white gloves. And we can’t do it without Bowie’s favourite wine (Mr. Sukita can tell you which one it is). There is a very slight interview with Masayoshi that is being endlessly recycled…

William Christenberry

Obituary and NYT profile William Christenberry’s work is a poetic evocation of a haunted countryside.  . . .  [that it] really says it all, because it [his work] deals not only with the Southern landscape of beauty and wonderment, but also the side of it that is haunted with memory and sadness. AlabamapaintingphotographyWalker PercyWilliam Christenberry

Walker Percy: Daylight and Dark

I want to bring your attention to this Kickstarter project. Watch the 6 minute project pitch and donate what you can to this important work and check out the donor incentives. As you will see this project is on the verge of fruition and will be published to commemorate the centenary of Percy’s birth. The project is…