29 May 2008

Piling Bad Work Upon Bad

Almost exactly a year ago I wrote this post on the vapid work of Elinor Carucci. Well, this evening I was reading this article and this one (linked from a post at Conscientious) both of which are critical, and rightly so, of this recent cover article (and especially the accompanying photos) from The New York Times Magazine. Note the photo credit. Enough said.

Emily Gold ~ Photograph Elinor Carucci: Copyright 2008
The New York Times Company.



Blogger Tom White said...

Even more Vacuous than the photographs was the accompanying article, which was extremely long and so pointless and self absorbed I gave up caring long before I gave up reading it.

30 May, 2008 10:33  
Blogger Jim Johnson said...

Tom, Agreed. I made it through only a paragraph or so. Emily Gold spends a lot of time complaining about whatshername (the Sex in the City columnist) as though spending one's time worrying about her and her ilk is somehow a deep preoccupation. Her life revolved, as far as I could tell, around watching tv and navel gazing. So perhaps the editors were right to pick Carucci to make photos for the essay - she is a perfect match! Unfortunately, I don't think they had that in mind.

30 May, 2008 11:11  

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