November 17, 2010

Love Is The Answer

During the holiday season, the Howard Greenberg Gallery in New York will be exhibiting an eclectic Staff Picks show from December 9, 2010 through January 15, 2011. Following are my thoughts and selections for the show.

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In a time of rhetoric and ideologies, I look again to creative thinkers to instill a sense of hope and human commonality. Two thoughtful lines from John Lennon's song "Mind Games" often come to mind:

Love is the answer and you know that for sure
Love is a flower, you got to let it, you got to let it grow

The photographs I have selected by Werner Bischof, Robert Frank, Dave Heath, Marc Riboud, and Josef Sudek all show small moments of beauty and possibilities. Peace and empathy must prevail if we are to indeed grow as a people.

- Pak So

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Werner Bischof
Japan, c.1952

Robert Frank
Tulip, Paris, 1950

Josef Sudek
White Rose, 1950-54

Marc Riboud - Confrontation between a flower and the 
bayonets of soldiers guarding the Pentagon during the March 
for Peace in Vietnam, Washington, D.C., October 21, 1967

Dave Heath
New York City, 1959-61

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