Friday, June 27, 2008


An artist just e-mailed about her sister diagnosed with breast cancer. She is seeking prayers and support so I couldn't help but think of photographer and artist, Matouschka. I recently added her web site link to the artist's links but it is this link and posted an announcement of her new book "Bag It". Today it is Matuschka Beauty out of Damage I post to share her spirit and courage.

She boldly faced her altered stake with courage most fierce. Let her be an inspiration to us all.

"Oscar Wilde said one can either make a masterpiece or be one. Artist, Matuschka has managed to do both."Linda Vaccariello - Cincinnati Magazine, Ohio

Beauty Out of Damage was shot with a Canon F1 on 35 mm color negative filmand printed by the artist in 1993. The photograph generated 12 awards (including a Pulitzer Prize Nomination) after appearing on the cover of the Sunday Magazine section of the New York Times on August 13, 1993. Subsequently The New York Times received an unusually high amount of letters to the editor, ranking it as one of the most controversial covers in its history. In addition to photography awards, the artist received numerous humanitarian awards including The Gilda Radner Award, Person of the Week (Peter Jennings WorldWide News) and Humanitarian of the Year Award. In the mid nineties Beauty Out of Damage became one of the most published pictures in the world appearing in hundreds of international publications, books, and on TV shows and documentaries. Ten years since Beauty Out of Damage's debut, the image is still in demand: often published in scholarly and academic journals related to sociological issues on health, medicine, beauty and body image. In 2003 LIFE Magazine include this photo in a special edition entitled "100 Pictures That Changed the World." Beauty Out of Damage has been collected by numerous museums internationally and continues to be showcased in many exhibitions worldwide. This image is copyrighted by the artist.Beauty Out of Damage was shot with a Canon F1 on 35 mm color negative filmand printed by the artist in 1993. The photograph generated 12 awards (including a Pulitzer Prize Nomination) after appearing on the cover of the Sunday Magazine section of the New York Times on August 13, 1993. Subsequently The New York Times received an unusually high amount of letters to the editor, ranking it as one of the most controversial covers in its history. In addition to photography awards, the artist received numerous humanitarian awards including The Gilda Radner Award, Person of the Week (Peter Jennings WorldWide News) and Humanitarian of the Year Award. In the mid nineties Beauty Out of Damage became one of the most published pictures in the world appearing in hundreds of international publications, books, and on TV shows and documentaries. Ten years since Beauty Out of Damage¹s debut, the image is still in demand: often published in scholarly and academic journals related to sociological issues on health, medicine, beauty and body image. In 2003 LIFE Magazine include this photo in a special edition entitled "100 Pictures That Changed the World." Beauty Out of Damage has been collected by numerous museums internationally and continues to be showcased in many exhibitions worldwide.Matoushka is represented by Carrie Haddad Phone:518.828.1915 carriehaddadgallery@verizon.nethttp://carriehaddadgallery.com/index.cfm?method=Artist.ArtistDetail&ArtistID

3 comments:

Manuel Pereira da Silva said...

Excellent Blog...glad I found a new source for checking out what's new and hot in the Arts...Thanks for writing good content!!!

www.lynndunham.blogspot.com said...

Thank you for the complement. I have tried to make the blog informative for emerging artists but seeing you are 87 and probably well emerged, I am encouraged it has been enlightening to you. I have created the blog as a vehicle to embrace the internet which makes our world an increasingly smaller place. Rather than using the blog as a profit center, I strive to focus on good will. I have linked your blog to mine. Cheers!

liz m said...

lynn,
since you have mentioned breast cancer in your blog, maybe you could link people to my breast cancer 3-day page! i can use all the help i can get! like, say something sort of like the blurb below.....with my link to my page?
thanks,
liz

My sister, liz, is walking 60 miles at the Breast Cancer 3-Day in Philadelphia this October!
Net proceeds fund important breast cancer research, education, screening, and treatment.
If you'd like to sponsor her in the Breast Cancer 3-Day, click the link below:
http://08.the3day.org/goto/liz3day08
THANKS!

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