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I’ve been photographing for a very long time and most of that time I’d call myself a photojournalist. But now, seems I have/am morphing into a photo documentarian. I don’t put myself in the Dorothea Lange or Walker Evans level but that is something of the work I enjoy.

Today I purchased 3 prints from a Sotheby’s auction. Prints that I couldn’t imagine ever owning, just seeing in a book.

Walker Evans
1903 – 1975
Abandoned Shack
gelatin silver print, the Lunn Gallery stamp on the reverse, 1930s, printed later
image: 7 ⅜ by 9 in. (18.7 by 22.9 cm.)

Dorothea Lange
1895 – 1965
White Angel Bread Line, San Francisco
gelatin silver print, 1933, printed posthumously
image: 20 ½ by 15 ¼ in. (52.1 by 38.7 cm.)

Mary Ellen Mark
B. 1940 – 2015
Selected Images (Dita Von Teese and Iko)
2 unique, large-format Polaroid Polacolor prints, comprising ‘Iko – The Great’ and ‘Dita Von Teese (with Iko),’ each signed, titled, dated, and inscribed in ink in the margin, 2006 (2)
images: each approximately 24 by 21 in. (61 by 53.3 cm.)

Such a joy to be able to hang these images.