Photography (Part Two)


May 8th, 2019

41 mins 45 secs

Season 2

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About this Episode

0:00 Ad: Ansco Cadet Camera, ca. 1950.
0:19 Introduction: Scott Cohen.
1:29 Excerpt 1 from Charles and Ray Eames, Polaroid SX-70 camera, 1972.
2:11 Wisława Szymborska, “Photograph from September 11” (trans. Clare Cavanaugh), from Monologue of a Dog, 2005. Read by Helga Duncan.
(Music: Jared Green, Untitled Ambient)
3:11 Italo Calvino, from “The Adventure of a Photographer,” (trans. William Weaver, Peggy Wright, and Archibald Colquhoun), from Difficult Loves, 1987. Read by Wendy Peek.
4:29 Vladimir Nabokov, “The Snapshot.” Read by Jared Green.
(Music: Erik Satie, Gnossiene n°3. Performed by Laurent Bonetto.
5:56 Ad: Orson Welles for the Vivitar compact camera, 1978.
6:27 John Berger, from About Looking, 2015. Read by Wanjiru Mbure.
6:56 Jessica Costello, “To the Girl in the Photo Dated May 8, 2018.“ Read by Jessica Costello.
9:26 Excerpt 2 from Charles and Ray Eames, Polaroid SX-70 camera, 1972.
10:12 Roland Barthes, from Camera Lucida, 1980. Read by Daniel Itzkovitz.
(Music: Bach, Siloti transcription, Prélude in B Minor. Performed by Laurent Bonetto.
14:13 Ad: Liv Ullmann for the Polaroid Sonar, 1979.
14:38 Amra Brooks, untitled story from This Long Century, 2018. Read by Amra Brooks. To read the full text, go to:
(Music: David Szesztay, “Chains Down,” Atmospheric Electric Guitar. CC BY-NC 3.0.
23:02 Music: “Pictures of You,” The Cure, from Disintegration, 1989.
23:43 Ad: Kodak Brownie Starmatic camera, 1958.
24:06 Ethan Canin, “Vivian, Fort Barnwell.” Read by Ethan Canin.
Music: Ukelele Parade by Fernando Oyaguez Reyes CC BY-NC 3.0
26:34 Interview: Ethan Canin with Jared Green on Photographs, Unreliable Memory, and Time.
36:21 Ad: Excerpt 3 from Charles and Ray Eames, Polaroid SX-70 camera, 1972.
38:38 Music: “Photograph,” Ringo Starr, from Ringo, 1973. Cover version performed by Danny McEvoy

Thanks to: Ethan Canin for sharing his work and thoughts (recorded via Skype on February 21, 2019); Amra Brooks for reading her short story, Jessica Costello for her poem; Helga Duncan, Wendy Peek, Wanjiru Mbure, and Daniel Itzkovitz for their readings; Danny McEvoy and Laurent Bonetto for agreeing to share their performances. Finally, big thanks to Jessica Williams and Madison Parenteau for their expert audio engineering.