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A hero, an artist — Dorothea Lange

“Photography takes an instant out of time, altering life by holding it still…”
~ Dorothea Lange

When I was writing my first novel, I kept pictures of the Philippines nearby, pinned to a bulletin board. Not only pictures of landscapes, but also of people. Do you use pictures you’ve taken — or discovered — in your work? How?

Dorothea Lange was an amazing woman who documented the hard economic times of early years. Here’s a site that shows her work and life (and there’s also a direct link in my blogroll) http://www.myhero.com/myhero/hero.asp?hero=d_lange

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Jorge Luis Borges said:   “Art is a mixture of algebra and fire.”

Is this so? In what ways?

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