I grew up having three artist parents, I’ve been a photographer since 1957 or 1973 (depending on how you count) and I’ve been a curator since 1975. Consequently, I am happy to find myself in artists’ studios often. I’m primarily there to look at their art but I love to savor the delightful conjunctions of objects and images in those studios – 2 and 3 dimensional collages that both create and result from the powerful artistic charge that is the lifeblood of an artist’s studio.
— Christopher Rauschenberg
See an exhibition of this work at the Elizabeth Leach Gallery in Portland through March 8.
travels the world in search of adventure, good stories, interesting people and great local food. He’s an Italian who loves to cook and eat, so it’s no surprise that one of his “side projects” is a unique series of diptychs: Grandmothers from around the world, sharing their most popular recipes. One of the more exotic dishes (above): Caterpillar in tomato sauce, from Malawi.
Small shops are shuttered and abandoned throughout many small towns in France. An award-winning series documents the storefronts before they disappear completely. The text is in French; the photos are universal.