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Here, There, Wherever

by Charlie Schultz
In Samuel Beckett’s classic play Waiting for Godot, Estragon and Vladimir do their best to kill time while they wait for someone whom they wouldn’t even recognize if they saw him. It’s absurd, of course, but it can also be understood as a life-affirming allegory: it doesn’t really matter if you take an active or passive approach to life, either way will work. The photographer Hai Bo (pronounced: High Bo) employs both strategies. He creates scenarios in which old friends and acquaintances interact, while he sits quietly behind his large-format camera releasing the shutter when it all feels right.... [more]
Posted by Charlie Schultz on 1/23/11