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Eileen. Age 16. Machine photograph. © Reposted from 2016.

KEN PEPLOWSKI and FRIENDS    “All the Things You Are.”  (From The International All Stars Play Benny Goodman.)

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A selfie before its time. New York City. By Eileen Goldfinger c. 1985

A selfie before its time. New York City. By Eileen Goldfinger c. 1985.  Re-posted from 2014 on Blogfinger.net.

TOMMY DORSEY. ” You’re as Pretty as a Picture”

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St Thomas, USVI. Paul Goldfinger photo © c.2013


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Spring is soon. Ocean Grove , NJ. Stephen is a Grover .  April, 2015. Paul Goldfinger photo ©


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Portrait of a boy.

New York City.  Undated. By Paul Goldfinger ©


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Two gringos.  Hamilton, Pennsylvania. By Paul Goldfinger . 2014. ©

Two Gringos. Hamilton, Pennsylvania. By Paul Goldfinger . 2014. ©

TERCER CIELO    “Yo Extranare (Mariachi).”



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Portrait by Paul Goldfinger ©

Portrait by Paul Goldfinger ©   Click to enlarge


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By Paul Goldfinger, Photographic Editor @#Blogfinger

Sojourner Truth was a runaway slave, an abolitionist, a feminist and an orator.  She used photography to finance her activities.  In the 1850’s, carte de visites were popular–a form of calling card.   A photograph  (albumin print) would be mounted on a  4 1/2 x 2 1/2 cardboard card.  Ms. Truth’s cards had her picture on it which included her motto: “I sell the shadow to support the substance.”   She sold them by mail and at her lectures.

A new exhibit will be shown at the Berkeley Art Museum  and the Pacific Film Archive   (California) called “Sojourner Truth : Photography and the fight against slavery.”  It will run from July 27 to October 3.

This is from the exhibit brochure:   Truth could not read or write, but she had her statements repeatedly published in the press, enthusiastically embraced new technologies such as photography, and went to court three times to claim her legal rights. Uniquely among portrait sitters, she had her photographic carte de visites copyrighted in her own name and added the caption “I Sell the Shadow to Support the Substance. Sojourner Truth,” foregrounding her self-selected proper name, her agency, and her possession of self.

COUNTERPOINT    “Ezekiel Saw the Wheel.”  from  Let Me Fly: Music of Struggle, Solace, and Survival in Black America.

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Scotrun, Pennsylvania. Ashley (l), Gilly (c) and Piper. 1999. ©Paul Goldfinger. Click left to enlarge

Scotrun, Pennsylvania. Hunting dogs: Ashley (l), Gilly (c) and Piper. 1999. ©Paul Goldfinger. Click left to enlarge.



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