Sunbathers Run for Cover from a Summer Rain Shower in Rio de Janiero, September 1962


Photographer Winfield Parks traveled extensively, shooting photos for magazines like National Geographic, where he was a staff photographer between 1961 and his death in 1977. He took this photograph on the beach in Rio De Janiero in September of 1962. I was having a conversation with a friend recently about how we associate certain visuals and colors with different seasons and months during the year. Everything in this photo from the hazy high sky, to

JAMES' OP-ED / April 4, 2016

A March 3, 2016 Photographic Trip to the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City

Met_WeeklyOn an early Spring morning I met a friend at The Metropolitan Museum of Art. We had decided to get together during a weekday at the time of opening to drift through the museum. At 10AM the MET is a tranquil place. While attending Pratt I visited the MET with great regularity, but not recently. It’d been almost a year since I had last, and for the first time, the moment I approached the MET’s beautiful front plaza on Fifth Avenue, the museum felt very familiar to me.


I decided to try something new: I didn’t take a map with me through the museum. (more…)

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