Breakfast with Miju Lim produced this spontaneous “art object” . This is how she peeled her tangerine. Eastern art is Eastern art. Gotta love it. Miju is my fixer/translator now on Jeju Island, S Korea where I have a one month commission through Magnum and the Arts Council of Jeju to produce a b&w book and exhibit on the Haenyeo.. the women shellfish divers. A dying breed.
Family Reunion! The most heartwarming moment of my entire career came last Saturday evening when my son Erin (shoots tv docs) and I met the Liggins family from my “Tell It Like It Is” book project from 1967. 6 of the 9 family members still living and in a family owned house just 4 blocks from the original tenement building where I had photographed them 47 years ago in Norfolk, Va. Erin filmed the reunion. I had lost contact with the family when I went off to grad school. A new version of “Tell It Like It Is” will be published in 2015 along with the 37 contact sheets that comprised the whole take. Piece of history. This photo taken of all of us on Saturday by Derica White,11, grand-daughter of Lois Liggins (center) who was 7 yrs old when I shot the essay and was the cover subject of the original book. Lois now aids troubled teens. Another era. Another America. This whole story has many chapters. Then and now. Stay tuned.