Saturday, January 30, 2010

Photo of the Day

Jamie Livingston's collection of polaroids offers one of the most intimate portraits of human life I have ever seen. Beginning in 1979, he took a photo every day until his death, in 1997. Some photos have gone missing, but thousands remain. Each photo offers a glimpse into his daily life as a filmaker and musician. As the photographs progress, you feel more of a connection with the photographer. It gradually becomes evident that he has cancer. Viewers of his photos follow him through his degenerating health and subsequent wedding. After his death, his friends organized on exhibit and website using the photos, entitling it PHOTO OF THE DAY: 1979-1997. 6,697 sequential, dated photographs are exhibited.

His photos can be found here.

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