#tbt in honor of the 50th anniversary of 1967’s New Documents. This modestly scaled exhibition, featuring work by three (then) young and relatively unknown photographers named Diane Arbus, Lee Friedlander, and Garry Winogrand, had a lasting influence on modern photography. As curator John Szarkowski explained in his introduction to the exhibition, the three represented a new generation of photographers with markedly different aims than those of their hortatory predecessors of the 1930s and 1940s: they had “redirected the technique and aesthetic of documentary photography to more personal ends. Their aim has been not to reform life but to know it". The exhibition established all three photographers as important voices in American art; their achievements continue to encourage more nuanced understandings of the medium. In celebration of the 50th anniversary, the Museum is publishing Arbus, Friedlander, Winogrand: New Documents, 1967 by curator Sarah Meister, who will also introduce a public conversation between artists Max Kozloff, Tod Papageorge, and Martha Rosler next Monday, February 27th.
below the cut are 330+ male, female, & gender neutral names that are found in the titles of songs + those songs and who they’re by. sorted by the letter they start with.
if you know one and it’s not on the list, feel free to message me and i’ll add it in.
Choose a job.
Choose a career.
Choose a family,
Choose a fucking big television
Choose washing machines, cars,
Compact disc players, and electrical tin openers.
Choose good health, low cholesterol
And dental insurance.
Choose fixed-interest mortgage repayments.
Choose a starter home.
Choose your friends.
Choose leisure wear and matching luggage.
Choose a three piece suite on hire purchase
In a range of fucking fabrics.
Choose DIY and wondering who you
Are on a Sunday morning.
Choose sitting on that couch watching mind-numbing
Sprit-crushing ga me shows
Stuffing fucking junk food into your mouth.
Choose rotting away at the end of it all,
Pishing you last in a miserable home
Nothing more than an embarrassment to the selfish,
You have spawned to replace yourself.
Choose your future. Choose life.
“I think Shelley, in those early years– well actually, her whole stay on the show– I’d be hard-pressed to think of a more gifted comedic actress on television. She rode a thin line between caricature and a real person, and rode it perfectly. I never believed that she wasn’t that character… that she was just playing a part. I believed that that was an actual human being there. And man, she could wring a joke out of a straight line. She could get a laugh out of a glance. She was a joy to work with. And smart. Smart.”
— Archive of American Television Interview with Cheers writer/producer David Lee, July 9, 2010.
Morphology (‘14-'15), Anna Oldakowski, Hayden Minick, Charlene Leung, Hillary Flannery, Zherui Wang, Ardon Lee, Diane Juarez, Vincent Zheng. . A preliminary model of an experimental alucobond structure destined for OMI Architecture, Ghent, NY. . photo courtesy: @cesmorphology