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.

    http://artradarjournal.com/2016/07/13/sweet-repetition-nepali-artist-youdhi-maharjan-artist-profile/

    Best, Lisa

    Lisa Pollman Art Journalist and Freelance Writer

    Website: http://www.lisapollman.com/blog/ LinkedIn: http://www.linkedin.com/pub/lisa-pollman/3b/984/868 Skype: lisa.pollman65 Twitter: https://twitter.com/EmergingAIA

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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

    Congratulations!

  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): http://revistazum.com.br/colunistas/viagens-sem-volta/

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