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Cara Barer in San Francisco

Cara Barer in San Francisco

San Francisco’s Andrea Schwartz Gallery will be showing new work of Cara Barer in a two-person show running November 17–December 22, 2010. Definitely check it out if you’re in SF — Cara’s archival digital photographs are absolutely stunning (click here for a previous post on her work).

From the press release: “In an age of when the Internet is quickly becoming the primary source of information, Barer’s photographs act as a lament for the passing of an era when books were considered a pathway to knowledge.”

“Angel Food”



by austinevan

Conway Library London

Witt Library London

Two more library photos from German photographer Candida Höfer, via thenonist.

Top image:  Conway Library London, by Candida Höfer

Bottom image: Witt Library London, by Candida Höfer

This weekend I flew into Boston for a really lovely wedding in Western Massachusetts, so I wanted to share pics of few East Coast libraries. I love how some have a cozy, quaint feel and others are nice and grand.

Want to show me your library shots? Send pics to and I might include them in a future library post.

Calais Free Library

Calais Free Library, Maine from Number six (bill lapp) on Flickr.

Kennedy Library, Massachusetts

Kennedy Library, Boston from Tony the Misfit on Flickr.

Library of Congress, Washington DCLibrary of Congress, Washinton DC from maveric2003 on Flickr.

Biblioteca Vasconcelos

Love this library photograph of the Vasconcelos “mega-library” in Mexico City. Taken by Eneas, found on Flickr.

Check out these stunning photographs by photographer and sculptor Cara Barer. Gorgeous.  Click here to see lots more on Cara’s website.


“Butterfly #2”




“Wave and Fog”


“La Bruja”







For those of you that liked the Abelardo Morell shots from yesterday, I forgot to mention that you can get some for your coffee table via his A Book of Books, a collection of his book-related photographs.


Drooling over Morell’s images yesterday only made me hungry for more book photography. And look what I found:


This gem is On Reading,  a compilation of André Kertész’ photographs. I found it at the SFMOMA store (which never disappoints me). From the MOMA website: “André Kertész was one of the most inventive, influential, and prolific photographers in the medium’s history. Taken between 1920 and 1970, these photographs capture people reading in many parts of the world. Kertész’s images celebrate the absorptive power and pleasure of this solitary activity and speak to readers everywhere.” I think it would make a perfect coffee table book for both literature lovers and photographers. Check out the gallery here with loads of amazing photographs.


I also found that there is a Kertész exhibit running until March 22, 2009 at the Grand Rapids Art Museum in Michigan. Wish I could check that out!