Produced by Kate Phillips, Magnum Photos
This is certainly the week to celebrate bridges. On May 24, 1883, the Brooklyn Bridge opened to great fanfare. The Golden Gate Bridge opened May 27, 1937. NEW YORK CITY—The Brooklyn Bridge, 1961.
Book of the Week
by Chris Steele-Perkins
The impetus for this three-year project began when Steele - Perkins was offered a gift from his Japanese wife of the famous book by nineteenth-century master printmaker Katsushika Hokusai, "36 Views of Mount Fuji". Struck by the verisimilitude of the prints as historical documents of the life of the peoples around the mountain - woodcutters, fishermen, peasants, aristocrats - as well as the beauty and spiritual aspect of the area, Steele-Perkins began to research further.
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A photograph is a subjective impression. It is what the photographer sees ... and in the end, the whole corpus of our work becomes a portrait of ourselves.