Turn to the end of this and you will discover, to your surprise, amusement and perhaps even mild dismay, that William Eggleston has chosen to answer a series of questions put to him by curators, photographers, critics and fans in as maddeningly deadpan and laconic a way as could ever be imagined. It is as if he has stuffed up his ears because he simply cannot tolerate the clamour. Should we blame him for this impatience with post-facto chit-chat?
William Eggleston: Biloxi, Mississippi, 1972; from 10.D.70.V2
- The following three ‘topics’ were assigned to Art 103 as a starting point for discussing some of the issues in Susan Sontag’s speech delivered at Wellesley College, April 21, 1975.
Each topic is at the head of a comment thread below. Students are asked to add to the discussion.
The reading is listed on the Readings page and on the Art 103 Schedule.
a short piece about perspective, history and territory. Altogether, a kind of rage, as put by author V. S. Naipaul
Cecil Beaton, Truman Capote in Morocco, 1947
[image from <a href="http://www.burningsettlerscabin.com/?tag=cecil-beaton">Adams Morioka's</a> blog]
BBC has a treasured and long-running radio series that asks distinguished guests to imagine being a castaway. Listen to photographer <a href=”http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio4/features/desert-island-discs/castaway/2c285b6f#p009mwlh“>Sir Cecil Beaton’s desert island wishes</a>.