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That Face! The Uncanny Art Of Studio Photography's Heyday
October 5, 2012 2:56 PM   Subscribe

That Face! The Uncanny Art Of Studio Photography's Heyday
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posted by Pruitt-Igoe at 3:03 PM on October 5, 2012


Years later, Baqari came back to the studio. By then, his wife had committed suicide, burning herself to death in order to escape him. He asked Madani to make prints from the scratched negatives; he wanted to know if there were any other negatives he didn’t know about. It didn’t matter if they were damaged. He just wanted to look at her again.

Thank you for posting this.
posted by 256 at 3:39 PM on October 5, 2012 [1 favorite]


Nice find. Best of the web.
posted by clvrmnky at 5:11 PM on October 5, 2012


Oh dreadful punchline!
posted by squalor at 6:55 PM on October 5, 2012


nice find...thanks
posted by HuronBob at 7:07 PM on October 5, 2012


Fascinating. Each photo like an open window into someone's private space.


...his wife had committed suicide, burning herself to death in order to escape him.
Sweet Christ. Sometimes I wish there really was a hell for people like him.
posted by BlueHorse at 8:00 PM on October 5, 2012


Very nice! Thanks for sharing it.
posted by ceiba at 8:59 PM on October 5, 2012


...his wife had committed suicide, burning herself to death in order to escape him.
Sweet Christ. Sometimes I wish there really was a hell for people like him.


Like something out of "My Last Duchess".
posted by Phalene at 9:49 PM on October 5, 2012


Love Seydou Keita.

This picture in particular has on many occasions made my day better.
posted by louche mustachio at 11:33 PM on October 5, 2012 [4 favorites]


Thanks for this post.
posted by trip and a half at 12:25 AM on October 6, 2012


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