MIKE BRODIE: A Period of Juvenile Prosperity
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 Photograph © Mike Brodie

  Photograph © Mike Brodie

  Photograph © Mike Brodie

 Photograph © Mike Brodie
  Photograph © Mike Brodie

"Mike Brodie doesn’t have a telephone, so I asked someone who asked someone who asked Mike Brodie a few questions..." Read Brodie's Interview

“Mike Brodie spent years crisscrossing the U.S. amassing a collection, now appreciated as one of the most impressive archives of American travel photography. At 17 he hopped his first train close to his home in Pensacola, FL thinking he would visit a friend in Mobile, AL. Instead the train went in the opposite direction to Jacksonville, FL. Days later, Brodie rode the same train home, arriving back where he started. Nonetheless, it sparked something and he began to wander across the U.S. by any means that were free - walking, hitchhiking and train hopping. Shortly after, he found a Polaroid camera stuffed behind a car seat. With no training in photography and coke-bottle glasses, the instant camera was an opening for Brodie to document his experiences. As a way of staying in touch with his transient community, he shared his pictures on various websites gaining the moniker “The Polaroid Kidd”. When the Polaroid film he used was discontinued, Brodie switched to 35mm film and a sturdy 1980’s camera.”–Twin Palms

Mike Brodie: A Period of Juvenile Prosperity

First Edition, Casebound
Twin Palms Publishers
Mike Brodie: Period of Juvenile Prosperity

March 7–April 6, 2013
Yossi Milo Gallery, New York

Mike Brodie: Period of Juvenile Prosperity

16 Mar - 11 May 2013
M+B Gallery, Los Angeles



(l to r) Elizabeth P. Avedon, neighbor Texas Wagstaff and Pat P. Perini. Bar-B-Q celebrating Richard Avedon's exhibition "In The American West" at the Amon Carter Museum. Perini Ranch, Buffalo Gap, Texas, 1985.

Patricia Perini-Long with daughter, Dallas Gourmet Chef Elizabeth Perini

Patricia P. Perini-Long, July 6, 1944 - February 21, 2013
Houston, Dallas, Napa Valley, St. Helena

Unfortunately my sister, Pat, an extremely accomplished person, passed on to broader skies this month. In her 30 year career as a production executive, producer, director and writer, she created many award-winning PBS programs. These include: the four hour film documentary LBJ, which she developed and executive produced for PBS' The American Experience (two Emmy nominations, duPont-Columbia Broadcast Journalism Award, Ohio State Award); The West of the Imagination,  six hour documentary series on the American West as told through the eyes of its artists, which she developed based on the work of Pulitzer Prize winning historian William H. Goetzmann (Best History Program, American Film and Video Festival); Katherine Anne Porter: The Eye of Memory, a 90-minute special for the PBS series American Masters; The Fig Tree, a dramatization of Ms. Porter's short story for the WonderWorks series; Facing Evil with Bill Moyers, a 90-minute documentary; The Aspern Papers, a new American opera, based on Henry James' story, for the Great Performances series; and three specials on the quadrennial Van Cliburn International Piano Competition (Emmy Award). She was production executive of the feature film The Killing Floor and Mark Twain's 'The Diaries of Adam and Eve' for American Playhouse; Strokes of Genius, a series profiling five American Abstract Expressionist artists; and the original 26-part series With Ossie and Ruby, a showcase for multicultural performances, starring Ossie Davis and Ruby Dee.

Pat also produced self-help, medical and health programming.  Her credits include: the acclaimed two-hour special Straight Talk on Menopause; its two-part sequel, More Straight Talk on Menopause and Women’s Health; the 90 minute special, Straight Talk on Prostate Health; the one-hour special, A Conversation with Thomas Moore, best-selling author of Care of the Soul and Soul Mates; Parenting for Today - Who's in Charge?; the 26-part medical series Life Matters, the 10-part Good Health from Jane Brody's Kitchen, and the one hour special The National Nutrition Quiz.  She brought to PBS two programs on personal security with Chicago Detective J.J. Bittenbinder:  Street Smarts:  How to be a Tough Target and Street Smarts: Straight Talk for Kids, Teens and Parents.

In the area of public affairs programming, Pat negotiated and executive produced The Texas Debates, two of the first nationally-televised Presidential debates (Republican and Democrat) for the 1988 Presidential primaries; The Making of a Speaker, a documentary on former Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives and former Texas Congressman Jim Wright; Locked Out of the American Dream, a documentary on America's affordable housing crisis; and The Other Side of the Border, a documentary on immigration from Mexico.

Pat served on all major PBS advisory committees on programming, marketing and promotion and was a founding member of the Great Performances Alliance, which managed the selection of programs for PBS' acclaimed performing arts showcase series, and Public Television's Latino Consortium Board. She served on advisory committees and review panels of the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, the National Endowment for the Humanities and the Prime Time Emmys, and chaired the Media Panel of The Texas Commission for the Arts. As producer, she spearheaded many media projects which were awarded funding from the National Endowment for the Humanities, National Endowment for the Arts, and the Corporation for Public Broadcasting.

Pat joined Dallas PBS station KERA-TV in 1969 as promotion director to launch Newsroom, an alternative news program created by Jim Lehrer, who was then beginning his television career. Ms. Perini rose within KERA to senior vice president of programming and executive producer of national programming, and led KERA to recognition as an award-winning national producer for PBS. As of 1992,  she worked as an independent video producer.

In 1985, she met her second husband, Robert Long, owner of Long Vineyards Winery, while producing a program on wine for PBS. She moved to the beautiful Long estate overlooking Lake Hennessey in 1987 and balanced her time as a devoted partner in the business of Long Vineyards, a video producer-director-writer and an active participant in local community service. She chaired the Editorial Committee of the Napa Valley Vintners Wine Auction, served on the board of the Napa Valley Opera House Theatre, and as vice president of the boards of Napa Valley Community Health Clinic Olé, which provides health care to Napa’s wine workers, and Music In The Vineyards, a summer chamber music festival held every August. Her video, ‘Coming of Age: Napa Valley,’ commissioned by COPIA-The American Center for Wine, Food and the Arts, documents the cultural and historic contexts of Napa Valley wines.

Born in New York City, raised in the Memorial area of Houston, Texas, Pat out shined us all with a Master of Arts from Johns Hopkins University and a Bachelor of Arts Degree (History and Literature major, Phi Alpha Theta Honorary History Fraternity) from the University of Texas. She is survived by her husband, Napa Valley vintner Robert Long, and her daughter, Dallas Gourmet Chef Elizabeth Perini; and across continents and coast to coast, cousins,
nieces, nephews, women's groups, close friends and colleagues

Her daughter Elizabeth said it best, "She was amazing!"
In lieu of flowers, a donation can be made to Clinic Ole, which provides health care to Napa’s wine workers.


ZINES: Original Handmade Works Inspired by Pau Wau Publications

iO Tillett Wright - Lose My Number. Foreword by Diego Cortez. Published in conjunction BREEDINGS at Fuse Gallery, New York. 7 x 9 in ▲ 72 pages ▲ Saddle Stitch ▲ White Staples ▲ B/W  Signed Edition of 250 ▲ SOLD OUT

Andreas Laszlo Konrath and Brian Paul Lamotte, Founders of Pau Wau Publications, an independent publishing collective dedicated to the production of small run & limited edition publications of contemporary photography, spoke to my 'Professional Community' class at the School of Visual Arts. Their original and unique perspective on book-making inspired the following original SVA student 'Zines. 

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 OISEAU / Fashion Editorial

Lyrics / Crass - Reality Asylum

 Peruvian Persuations / Holga Images, Peru

favorite surf spots / Google Maps


"I create a lot of composite faces, taking different people's features to create an entirely different person."

"I feel like most people love meeting the gaze of someone they've been eyeing. Me I feel like a fucking deer in headlights and I just want to freeze or run."

Includes quotes from random people talking about art at the Musuem of Modern Art

Your Hormones Make You A Monster That is Less Worthy of Love...Your Body is the Wrong Size...Your Dreams Are probably Too Big...


ASHOK SINHA: American Bagpipers

American Bagpipe series 
 Photograph © Ashok Sinha

American Bagpipe series 
 Photograph © Ashok Sinha

The series American Bagpipers depicts portraits of an Indian-American bagpipe band based in a Hindu temple in New Jersey.  The inspiration of Scottish bagpipes as the primary devotional music in the temple goes back to 1970 when the then leader of the faith,  Shree Muktajeevan Swamibapa was visiting his followers in London.  While he himself was a firm believer in music as a form of devotion, it was not until he heard a local Scottish bagpipe band leading the procession of followers to a concert at Trafalgar Square that inspired Swamibapa to instruct his devotees to bring bagpipes at temple ceremonies.  Since then, similar pipe bands have been established in Nairobi, Kenya, Bolton (UK) and Secaucus, New Jersey (the one pictured here).  As one band member said, "Its a brotherhood and the band is a great way to get the younger generation involved in the temple."

 Shot in Northern Sri Lanka for The Cartwheel Initiative, 2011
Photograph © Ashok Sinha

Feb. 15 - March 23
The Center for Fine Art Photography
Fort Collins, Co


TOM CHAMBERS: Entropic Kingdom

Photograph ©Tom Chambers

Feeding Time
Photograph ©Tom Chambers

The Goatherd, 2009
Photograph ©Tom Chambers

Noble Beast, 2009
 Photograph ©Tom Chambers

 Ashly With Deer
Photograph ©Tom Chambers

Foreword by Aline Smithson  (Modernbook Editions)