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Posted in News by Sheila Newbery on January 12, 2013
Cover idea for *Los Caprichos*

Cover idea for *Los Caprichos*

I’m imagining what a cover for Los Caprichos might look like—this is one idea (above)— only with an 18th-century roundhand script. Something like this: Meanwhile, I’m pleased that one of the Caprichos will be included in the 12th Annual Joyce Elaine Grant Photography Exhibition, to be held at the Texas Woman’s University Art Gallery (Denton, TX), from February 21st–March 2, 2013. The juror was Sarah Kennel, Associate Curator in the Department of Photographs at the National Gallery of Art (Washington, DC). The proceeds from the Exhibition go to funding graduate-level training in the visual arts at the University.

In March, I’ll be returning to Santa Fe for the Radius Book Weekend led by Magnum photographer Alex Webb, Rebecca Norris Webb (author of My Dakota and Radius co-founder/book designer David Chickey.  I went to the workshop in 2011, with the Caprichos in an as yet inchoate form. At right about that time, I’d also met and started working with Josh Partridge, grandson of Imogen Cunningham, who’d just completed a limited-edition set of palladium prints of several of his grandmother’s negatives for 21st Edition’s monograph on the photographer. It’s really Josh who made it possible to start printing the Caprichos in platinum palladium — he gave me time in his own studio to make the first test prints, and more importantly, didn’t laugh at my temerity in asking for his help.

Thank you, Josh.

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