75 Reasons to Live: B. Ruby Rich on Edward Weston’s Legs in Hammock, Laguna

B. Ruby Rich is a film critic, festival programmer, and cultural theorist. Looking at Edward Weston's Legs in Hammock, Laguna (1937), she uncovers stories about the woman in the picture, Charis Wilson, and considers the history of male photographers laying claim to female bodies.

Remember the end of Manhattan, when Woody Allen asks himself what makes life worth living? In January 2010, during SFMOMA's three-day 75th anniversary celebration, 75 people from the Bay Area creative community gave extremely short talks — 7.5 minutes or less! — on a single collection work of their choosing. Someone called it "manic splendor" — and it was. You can view all of the talks on The Anniversary Show exhibition page. Or look for them here, on Open Space.
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