Thanks for the quote, Fatso. Yes, I would largely agree with the SECOND paragraph of it, and would like to see things the other directions - pictures somelike like a fish out of water fiddling around trying to invent a New York audience's stereotype of the West (which apparently anywhere a taxi cab doesn't take you - I wonder if Avedon knew how to drive?). Of course out here we have our own heritage of in-your-face
dreaded photographers too, like Dorothea Lange - but she had poetry in her blood. And I don't think Kertesz was simply jealous. He wasn't
exactly a starving artist - probably could have bought the damn museum and fired the staff if he wanted to - but I'll let the historians figure
that one out. It's all quite interesting historically regardless of our personal take.