Archive for February, 2008

Who is this woman and what does she have to say about life?

Posted in Uncategorized on Tuesday, February 26th, 2008

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I have lived with her for 53 years and am still interested in what she has to say.
If you would like to know, go to : elainezimbel.com
It is a very interesting trip. …george


Leonard Bernstein – composer, conductor, and political operative 1968

Posted in Opinion on Thursday, February 21st, 2008

Leonard Bernstein at his studio 1968When I photographed Leonard Bernstein at his Connecticut studio in 1968 he didn’t want to talk about music..he only wanted to talk political strategy. He was an advisor to Eugene McCarthy and it seems that Eugene didn’t want the advice. I remember Bernstein complaining to New York Times reporter Joe Lelyveld that he had coached McCarthy for his entrance to a big rally and “then he got out of the wrong side of the car, shielded from the crowd! ”

He would really enjoy the drama of the current political scene in the U.S.


John Cleary, R.I.P. Jan 2008

Posted in Opinion on Thursday, February 7th, 2008

john-cleary-photo-league-show-2000.jpgJohn Cleary was up to his Texas boots in photography. His wiseness about the art photography world was inspirational to many of us who labor in that corral. He was just good to be with. At the gallery, at Aipad, or a barbecue table in Houston there were always interesting words coming from him. I think he would have liked R.I.P. to mean “Researcher of Interesting Photographs”. I am honored to be in his “kids” collection.


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