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Past Exhibition

Talking Pictures: People Speak about the Photographs That Speak to Them


Talking Pictures is a different kind of exhibition, listening to many voices (rather than a sole curator) about what photographs mean to people–how images inspire, frighten, or amuse how they trigger associations, encapsulate memory, write history.

Eddie Adams, photographer; Clara L. Adams-Ender, Brigadier General; Isabel Allende, artist; Tony Bennett, singer; Irene Borger, writer/teacher; Stanley B. Burns, M.D., ophthalmologist/collector; Lucille Burrascano, security consultant; David Byrne, musician/producer; Sophie Calle, artist; Naomi Cambell, model; Jay Chiat, advertising executive; Sandra Cisneros, author; David Cirey, professor; Bobby Cunningham, mortician; Mario M. Cuomo, politician; Peter R. De Forest, criminologist; John Epperson, performance artist; Rev. Howard Finster, artist; Arthur L. Fry, inventor; Phyllis Gangel-Jacob, judge; Robert D, Gehrz, astrophysicist; Henry Geldzahler, curator; Arlene Gordon, business executive; June Hill, wedding/children's photographer; Dennis Hopper, actor/director; Rev. Jesse Jackson, politician; Jackie Joyner-Kersee, athlete; Diane Keaton, actress/director; Larry King, television/radio interviewer; William Kunstler, lawyer; Norman Lear, television producer/ director; G. Gordon Liddy, radio show host/author; Mary Ellen Mark, photographer; Duane Michals, photographers; Isaac Mizrahi, fashion designer; Ilka Peck, psychologist; Harold Prince, producer/director; Aida Rivera, prison inmate; Dennis Rivera, labor leader; Joan Rivers, comedian; Anita Roddick, business executive; Fred Rogers, television host; Ginger Rogers, actress; Coleen Salley, librarian/storyteller; Charles Schulz, cartoonist; Abigail Solomon-Godeau, art critic; Martha Stewart, author; Radu Teodorescu, physical trainer; Oliviero Toscani, photographer/creative director; John Updike, author; Valerie Virga, picture editor; Wendy Wasserstein, playwright; Marianne Williamson, author/lecturer. Curated by Marvin Heiferman and Carole Kismaric.