Nan Goldin, In My Life, directed by Paul Tschinkel, 1996

"This program features Nan Goldin's celebrated 1996 mid-career photography retrospective at the Whitney Museum of American Art. Goldin's exhibition filled an entire floor at the Whitney Museum with pictures that chronicle her involvement and fascination with the alternative, 'downtown' culture of New York City, Boston, Berlin, Tokyo, etc. Culled from a period that spans more than 25 years of taking pictures, Goldin's desire to make a visual diary of her friends and lovers, as well as her own life, makes for a moving, highly charged, visual experience."

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"You road I enter upon and look around, I believe you are not all that is here,
I believe that much unseen is also here."

— Walt Whitman, from "Song of the Open Road"


Todd Hido (source)


"One of the latest applications of the electric telegraph is at once useful and beautiful. It is a plan for distributing and correcting mean Greenwich time in London and over the country every day at noon.  ... At the same instant the exact period of noon will be known at the most distant as well as the less remote places in the country; and it is said that all the Railway Companies have agreed to avail themselves of these means of obtaining an exact uniformity of time."

— Frederick Smeeton Williams, from Our Iron Roads: Their History, Construction, and Social Influences, 1852


Robert Adams, Looking Past Citrus Groves into the San Bernardino Valley; Northeast of Riverside, California, 1983 (source)


"How happy is the little stone
That rambles in the road alone,
And does n't care about careers,
And exigencies never fears;
Whose coat of elemental brown        
A passing universe put on;
And independent as the sun,
Associates or glows alone,
Fulfilling absolute decree
In casual simplicity."

— Emily Dickinson, "XXXIII"

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