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July 15, 2007

Verburg retro

Filed under: artists,minnesota — alecsothblog @ 11:49 am

WTC (Sunday), 2003 by JoAnn Verburg

Amid all of the sad news about Szarkowski and Hartwell, some might have missed the news that the terrific photographer (and Minnesotan) JoAnn Verburg’s retrospective opened earlier this week at MoMA. Fortunately today’s NY Times has a big profile of JoAnn. There is also an audio slideshow by Philip Gefter.

I recently mentioned my belief that there are book photographers and wall photographers. JoAnn is certainly of the latter group. For this reason, I’m waiting to write more about her work until it comes to the Walker Art Center in Januray. But you can read what I wrote about JoAnn last October here.


  1. Surely America is the land of opportunity, Everyone seems to have a 8×10!

    Comment by Mark page — July 15, 2007 @ 1:39 pm

  2. Thank you so much for sharing this news with me. I meet JoAnn Verburg in graduate school out in San Francisco- she came in and spoke in Linda Connor’s “Sacred and Profane” class. I have never forgotten her images. I will have to get to the MoMA to see the show when I am in NY in September. This makes the trip even more exciting!

    Comment by Sonja Thomsen — July 16, 2007 @ 6:23 pm

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