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  Former editor-in-chief of LIFE magazine; founded LIFE.com; edited Other People's Love Letters; photo curator; Dir, New Business Ventures, Fast Company

So blue I can't believe it's true, as Freedy Johnston once sang. Bo-kaap, Cape Town.
#capetown #bokaap #southafrica #feedyjohnston #blue

Somewhere in the City. How had I never seen this until today?

#newyork #newnewyork #bridges #hidden #architecture #architecturephotography

Gentrification hits the Bo-Kaap neighborhood of Cape Town, home to the descendants of the Malaysian slaves who built the city. Boutiques moving in as barbershops (and 'saloons') moving out. From a trip last month. #bokaap #lovecapetown
#capetown #southafrica #hair #SalonOrSaloon

Seems fitting for the Trump era.
#streetart #poster #history #gowanus #brooklyn #GowanusWisdom

This Saturday is your last chance to see Todd Webb's classic photos of old New York. From 12 to 3, I'll be showing his rare vintage photos in the back room of The Curator Gallery (520 W 23rd Street). Many thanks for all of the great coverage to @voguemagazine @archdigest @featureshoot @nytimes
@cnn @gothamist @6sqft @viewfind @afarmedia @mashable #toddwebb #newyork #oldnewyork #blackandwhite #streetphotography @nycgo @toddwebbarchive @thecuratorgallery

Paris cafe; photographed during an extended and unexpected layover last month.
#paris #cafe #parisinthespring #parisinstagram #chair

Sunday reflections.
#prospectpark #brooklyn #reflection

St. James Beach, tracks, and wires. Cape Town, South Africa.
#capetown #southafrica #beach #CapeTownCliche #jamesbeach

Paul Onditi's cool-as-hell part photo/part painting was a favorite at the @154artfair @pioneerworks @sutton #africanart #kenya #kenyanart #nairobi #paulonditi

Sunset at the Sanbona Wildlife Reserve; the hippos had just called it a day. @sanbonasafari #southafrica #capetown #sunset #safari #wildlife #hippo

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