12 July 2009

Not Quite a Flock of Seagulls, But a Pair

UNITED KINGDOM. Scotland. 1977. © Josef Koudelka/Magnum Photos

This image arrived in my inbox as Magnum's 'photo of the week' a couple of days ago. I had seen it several times but this time it brought to mind another, somewhat eerily similar image by Sarah Moon that I'd posted here last fall. Read Moon's description of how she composed her photograph and it contrasts with Koudelka's broader vision. But the gulls might be cousins and they are both casting a sideways glance at the viewer. And, of course, this seems to be yet another instance of what Geoff Dyer calls 'the ongoing moment.'

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