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The only thing that is different from one time to another is what is seen and what is seen depends upon how everyone is doing everything. This makes the thing we are looking at very different and this makes what those who describe it make of it, it makes a composition, it confuses, it shows, it is, it looks, it likes it as it is, and this makes what is seen as it is seen. Nothing changes from generation to generation except the thing seen and that makes a composition.” ~ Gertrude Stein, Composition as Explanation, 1925

Images from Stelen (Columns), a series of 150 found images, 2007-2011, edition of 10 + 1 AP.
See the collection here.

Installation view of the exhibition Composed: Identity, Politics, Sex, December 22, 2011-June 30, 2012. The Jewish Museum, NY. All installation photos by Bradford Robotham.

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