Patti Smith’s Photographs

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“Herman Hesse’s typewriter, Bolaño’s chair, Smith’s father’s favourite cup, Virginia Woolf’s cane and bed. It is as if she were furnishing a home with these photographs for the ghosts of her favorite lives.”

The recently opened Patti Smith: Camera Solo is featured at Bomblog. The piece discusses the “symbolic portrait” within the collected images, while also examining the relationship between Smith’s photographic process and grief.


Lisa Dusenbery is the former managing editor of The Rumpus. More from this author →