Jon Crispin's Notebook

Willard Suitcases / Dorrit Harazim Book

O instante certo

Several months ago I was contacted by the Brazilian publisher Compania Das Letras about the suitcases project being included in a book by Dorrit Harazim.  They have been really great to deal with, but I wasn’t entirely clear about the nature of the project.  When I got back from Nepal, a copy was waiting for me in my post office box.  It seems to be a collection of essays about photographs (it is in Portuguese so I am not sure), and I was amazed to see the other photographers that were included.  Several Magnum photographers are involved along with Gordon Parks and Vivian Maier and some other illustrious names.  I am thrilled an honored to be a part of it.  “O instante certo” translated roughly to “the right moment”.  It is available through Amazon, so if you read Portuguese it might be nice to get a copy.

viagens sem volta

The article on the suitcases translates to “travel without return”.  I would be happy if the book  was translated into English at some point, but in the meantime, I’ll ask for a pdf and plug it into google translate.

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  1. EDGE at the TK Corridor said, on 16/07/2016 at 1:07 pm

    Great news!

    Thank you for the postcards. I received them last week. Much appreciated!

    I wanted to share an article that I did about Nepali artist Youdhi Maharjan. He lives in New England, so perhaps you’ll run into him or see his work some time.

    Best, Lisa

    Lisa Pollman Art Journalist and Freelance Writer

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  2. Katie said, on 16/07/2016 at 2:15 pm

    Oh how wonderful for you. I know you could not have imagined where this project would lead you like, say Brazil! Thrilled for you and the work. Hugs, Katie

  3. Photobooth Journal said, on 16/07/2016 at 10:01 pm


  4. Léa said, on 17/07/2016 at 8:32 am

    Ever since I saw the first suitcase (a few years ago) I’ve imagined a story woven from them. I’m so glad they the suitcases will have their say at last, even if it isn’t me telling their story.

  5. Katharine said, on 17/07/2016 at 5:33 pm

    This is marvelous. Congratulations!

  6. Andre C said, on 18/07/2016 at 12:26 pm

    Hi there! I was the editor for the book, and indeed it is a collection of essays on photography. Dorrit is one of the most illustrious journalists in Brazil, and this is her first book. A slightly different version of the text appears on this blog (it will be easier to google translate it):

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