It's the journey, not the destination Mel Curtis's thoughts on a life in the world of photography

At 40

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Silver Prints Are Durable Things

A gallery dealer I worked with many years ago recently contacted me to say she had all this stuff of mine she wished to return. We haven’t worked together is almost 15 years. What could she have? But she came by my studio, which she had never seen, and brought this wealth of my history […]

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4 October 2012 Parting Thoughts on Barcelona

Barcelona is simply an amazing city, a combination of very old and very new and nicely co existing. It is the most accessible city in Europe I have ever visited. The needs of the elderly and disabled are looked after with barrier free architecture. Bicyclists, pedestrians and motorists actually get along and are civil to […]

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Dreams Come in Many forms

I have always found that often when one door closes, another opens to offer other opportunities. In 1994 I was teaching part time at UW in the photo department. They also had a full time tenure track position open that I applied for. I really, really wanted the gig, even though I knew I wouldn’t […]

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Fundación Valparaíso

Mel In Spain, summer 1994 20 years ago today I step off a plane in Madrid in a jet lagged stupor. I had never traveled abroad and it was all so foreign to me. And to think it almost didn’t happen. In 1993, the then directors of Fundación Valparaíso were visiting their son who lived in […]

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