Aaron Siskind • SFMOMA

Tuesday, 3 May 2016

“Photography, as many have noted, is a melancholy art, a medium that never seems to escape the morose yet indestructible aura of a present-now-past. And perhaps for this reason, if we accept [Judith] Brown’s definition, it is also a glamorous art, in its sorcerous ability to hold a singular moment for all the length of time required by a camera to swallow light. [Peter] Schlesinger’s photographs are artifacts of a bygone era, many of its greatest stars now gone—Bowie being the latest.” Anya Venura • Los Angeles Review of Books