75 Reasons to Live: Jeffrey Fraenkel on Diane Arbus’s A Young Brooklyn Family Going for a Sunday Outing, N.Y.C.
Jeffrey Fraenkel opened his San Francisco photography gallery more than 30 years ago. Speaking on Diane Arbus and A Young Brooklyn Family Going for a Sunday Outing, N.Y.C. (1966, printed ca. 1971), he says: “I come back to [Arbus’s] work because of what she tells me about what it’s like to be human.“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.