Family of Man

I was lucky to visit Family of Man, an astonishing photography exhibition presented initially in 1955 at the MoMA and later permanently placed in Clervaux, Luxembourg. Here are some photos I took during the visit.

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251/365 Keep the channel open

“There is a vitality, a life force, an energy, a quickening that is translated through you into action, and because there is only one of you in all of time, this expression is unique. And if you block it, it will never exist through any other medium and it will[…]

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250/365 Bad habits

Improving by just 1 percent isn’t notable (and sometimes it isn’t even noticeable). But it can be just as meaningful, especially in the long run. And from what I can tell, this pattern works the same way in reverse. (An aggregation of marginal losses, in other words.) If you find[…]

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249/365 The not-do list

Instead of writing a to-do list for tomorrow’s work, try writing a list of things you are not going to do instead. From “Do It Tomorrow and Other Secrets of Time Management” by Mark Forster  

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248/365 The wait until that next day

”When I am working on a book or a story I write every morning as soon after first light as possible. There is no one to disturb you and it is cool or cold and you come to your work and warm as you write. You read what you have[…]

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247/365 Why I am never bored

”Do you understand now why I am never bored? For over fifty years I have not stopped working for an instant. From nine o’clock to noon, first sitting. I have lunch. Then I have a little nap and take up my brushes again at two in the afternoon until the[…]

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246/365 Lonely and marvelous

”I keep a hotel room in which I do my work—a tiny, mean room with just a bed, and sometimes, if I can find it, a face basin. I keep a dictionary, a Bible, a deck of cards and a bottle of sherry in the room. I try to get[…]

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245/365 With you constantly

 Maugham often felt impatient to begin again. “When you’re writing, when you’re creating a character, it’s with you constantly, you’re preoccupied with it, it’s alive,” he said—adding that when you “cut that out of your life, it’s a rather lonely life.” From “Daily Rituals: How Great Minds Make Time, Find[…]

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244/365 I will make it work for me

“I shall always be depressed,” Beckett concluded, “but what comforts me is the realization that I can now accept this dark side as the commanding side of my personality. In accepting it, I will make it work for me.” From “Daily Rituals: How Great Minds Make Time, Find Inspiration, and[…]

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243/365 It follows me and dogs me

Like Anthony Trollope, James started a new book the instant the old one was finished. Asked once when he found the time to form the design of a new book, James rolled his eyes, patted the questioner on the knee, and said, “It’s all about, it’s about—it’s in the air—it,[…]

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