Wednesday, June 28, 2006

That Was Then, This Is Now -- Or Is It the Other Way Around?

I've always liked odd juxtapositions. I remember back in the mid-1990s, when I was doing a lot of work in Jerusalem, snapping a photo of a monk with his videocamera just outside the Church of the Holy Sepulchre. Somehow, I hadn't expected to see Friar Tuck with a camcorder, so I had to capture the moment.

It seems as if Greta Pratt has a similar sensibility. Photographer snaps America's past in today's scenes is about her latest book, Using History -- a collection of photos where America's history and the present collide. You can see a few examples in this article (be sure to check out Lady Liberty noshing popcorn) or at Amazon:


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