Duane Michals, Photo Sequences

This is Duane Michals’ photo sequence “The Human Condition” (1969).

The sequence of 6 images show a man on a train platform gradually disappearing into a column of light until this light becomes a galaxy in space.



Duane Michals

Duane Michals is an American Photographer.

Jim Goldburg

USA, Hollywood, California. 1991. “Friday ?”

This image is from Goldburg’s book “Raised By Wolves”.

The image shows a young man balancing on a hill high above Hollywood. The image is slightly out of focus giving it a dream like feeling and ambiguity. Opposite the figure there is a roughly written letter.

The letter is written to the Father of the subject;

“Dad, I’m sorry about losing control of myself and hurting you”

Photographs often do not tell the truth. I am inspired by this image as I am interested in bringing images and words together.


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