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Photo of the Week #119

Philip Perkis

Philip Perkis: Stony Point, NY, 2020 gelatin silver print

December 14, 2020
Philip Perkis: Stony Point, NY, 2020
gelatin silver print


I made a photograph this week that I think represents my inner life at the end of my 85th year on this earth. I'm swimming in light and dark. It's terrifying and beautiful. I'm quite certain and hoping the elephants will help me across the fence to infinity, but not yet.
-Philip Perkis

Philip Perkis has taught photography for more than forty years, and is Professor Emeritus at Pratt Institute in Brooklyn. He is author of Teaching Photography, Notes Assembled and his prints are included in numerous collections, including the Metropolitan Museum, and the Museum of Modern Art, New York.