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Friday, March 21, 2008
What the Pepper Shaker Saw
Today I was thinking about how we are imprisoned by space, or perhaps I should say location. I had a rare moment in a favorite café that has moved to a new location. As I was eating my crêpe salée, I looked around, visually familiarizing myself with the new place and took some images all from the single radius of seated dining. That moment I gave thanks for an LCD screen that could be manipulated remote from my puny eye. How we forget the simplest things...like what the pepper shaker saw.
Susan Shaw is an internationally exhibited painter and photographer. Private and public collections include the Museum of Modern Art and the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Shaw is the recipient of two New York State Artist’s Fellowships and 2007/2009 residency fellowships at the Vermont Studio Center.
Kurt Hoss is a freelance photographer capturing the exuberance of
New York City for 35 years. A favorite project has been documenting life in south western Louisiana, culminating in two recent books, Going to Lafayette and Bosco Swamp.
Shaw and Hoss recently received an AVA gold award for video production, as producers of The Mermaid Parade.