Wednesday, May 8, 2013

hand of a ...

A whole day talking about photographs (and their past futures) at the Getty today - excellent all round - but no time left to write, or think, this evening (a paper of my own to massage into shape).  So here's a quick homage to my favorite new image of the day, Nadar's Hand of a Banker.  Could one tell an occupation from that?  Was it an honest, above board banker, or a shady crook?  What can one tell from the hand of an academic?

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