Frank Cancian

Date: Sun, 6 Jan 2002 22:36:00 -0500

Great work! - Madeline and Paul

Submitted by: Paul E. Zimmerman (

Date: Fri, 28 Dec 2001 00:38:36 -0500

Hi Frank,
Enjoyed your photographs!
Your Dental Hygienist...Dr. VanScotter's office

Submitted by: Teresa (troncale'

Date: Sun, 25 Nov 2001 12:52:21 -0500

I really enjoyed your series of people waiting. I am a photographer yet have difficulty shooting around people. If you have any advice of how to overcome this fear please let me know. I shoot with an 8008 Nikon 35 to 135 lens I want to switch to something a little smaller or compact.

 Submitted by: David  (

Date: Sat, 10 Nov 2001 18:38:05 -0500

Appreciate the commentary!  Have to view pix earlier in the day...aging vision.    Will use the hotmail address on the card for more interaction...

Submitted by: barry passett (hibap@aol)

Date: Wed, 31 Oct 2001 16:14:50 -0500

Dear Frank,
Interesting set of pictures and concepts.

Submitted by: Kim Romney (

Wed, 24 Oct 2001 15:04:53 -0400

Dear Prof. Cancian,

Always appreciated your anthro work, now the photos too.  Waiting, a great subject.  Can I borrow the idea for my Irish work?? Though they don't wait, they visit...


Rick Deutsch

Submitted by: rick deutsch (

Wed, 3 Oct 2001 01:13:43 -0400

I love these photographs. Thanks for sending the postcard announcement. Friendly greetings from Georgie Greenwood (Hello, Francesca)

Submitted by: Georgianna Greenwood (

2 Oct 2001 11:31:38 -0400

Hey ho, Frank, what a treat to get to puruse your gallery of images! Keep on doing the good Waiting, they're terrific! I especially love the one on the announcement and the one of the mirror image of the Urban Outfitter foot (you could probably get them to use the image as it promotes theirs....). I Could identify with all of the images, Assisi, etc. Do you know the work of a guy named Jay Wolke? A color photographer, but one who is also a kind of anthropologist/sociologist of photography. He is a kindred soul with a group which started in Chicago (where he is head of the giant art department at Columbia College) with Howard Becker and several others you probably know. Jay was the head of studios at SACI where I taught during the year we were in Florence, and I think you'd be interested is seeing his work. He had a show at the Chicago Art Institute which is going to open at the St. Louis Art Museum in a couple of weeks, which deals with the orthodox jewish community in Chicago!

Take care, hi to F, and come visit- flights to DC must be cheap and empty.....

Submitted by: Phyllis Plattner (

Date: Mon, 1 Oct 2001 14:06:52 -0400

Palas, interesting to see your recent project.  Horhe

Submitted by: George Collier (

Date: Mon, 1 Oct 2001 02:11:06 -0400

Hi Frank:  Thanks very much for sending me the announcement of your cyber-show.  I enjoyed both the photos and the commentary.  I also was happy to learn about the website; what a treasure.  I also continue to treasure the pictures you took of Art, an especially special gift because they were taken over a period of a few years. If you come across any from any trips we took together, I'd love to have copies of them.  There is something so special about black and white photos.  I remember when they were seen an mundane and color was the glamour medium.  Now its the reverse.  I will stop this note because I can't actually see what I've already written.  I hope you had a wonderful trip.

Submitted by: love, carole (

Date: Sun, 30 Sep 2001 13:20:19 -0400

Dear Frank,

Thank you for sending me the announcement about your exhibit, While Waiting. What a great idea to have made waiting a creative experience and also a subject! I enjoyed your photos very much and found each interesting. The photo you took of someone sitting, with their cross legs reflecting off the Urban Outfitters window, was particularly beautiful and compelling for me. I returned to it several times.

I enjoyed your text, and especially your "acknowledgements". In these last few sad and difficlt weeks, it brings some relief to experience art that makes you laugh.

I look forward to your next exhibit. Please keep me on your mailing list for announcements.


Submitted by: Aimee Dechter (

Date: Sun, 30 Sep 2001 10:38:58 -0400

Hi, Frank.  I think I like the friend best.  Is this what you're doing with your retirement?  Is Franzi retired yet too, and if so are you traveling?
I'm tied down these days, my parents are needy enough I'm not spending more than a few days,and that only when they demand it for representing them at family gatherings, away.
I am still in the legis however and busier than ever, got named one of the top ten most intelligent legislators and a "policy wonk" by an anonymous nonpartisan website that sprang up; but we still don't have an income tax and are facing fiscal crisis, having overburdened business taxes this year to avoid it.
I hope you're both well.

Submitted by: Sue Almy (

Sally Stein

Date: Wed, 28 Aug 2002 22:25:36 -0400

   I too find the cell phones to be quite odd and rude. Have a couple of photoo's to send you. Need your E address.

Date: Sun, 5 May 2002 17:04:23 -0400

Sally   I forgot to mention .......I really admire the image of the ladies shadow on the corner of that wall with the grafitti.....very dramatic    BILL

Submitted by: Bill Mattick (

Date: Sun, 5 May 2002 17:01:24 -0400

Sally-I looked at your images more closely today after not visiting the site for awhile .....they are truly engaging images and your facination with Winogrand is evident in the physicality of the images......I think the peculiar way that the camera describes the appearance of human behavior is what Gary did so well and I am thankful that there are those of us who honor what he did and try to carry on with our own version......if you send me your email address, I will send a jpeg of an image I made recently that I think you will like.....glad to have you on the site all the best


Submitted by: Bill Mattick (

Date: Thu, 21 Mar 2002 17:25:11 -0500

Hi Sally.  You've got some really beautiful photographs in this exhibition.  I've put a link up to this page from a gallery that I curate (  On monday I'll be unveiling a revamped site with a new exhibition of photographs that are similar to those that you've presented here.  They are similar in that they are shot in public.  Different, in that they are explicitly shot without the knowledge of those photographed.  At the forefront of this exhibition, like yours, for me are the ethical ramifications of publishing pictures without consent.

What's your take on this?

Submitted by: craig (

 Sally replies:

 Craig C.  Thanks for your comments and give me a heads-up when you have your
 new pics up on your site.   I don't know exactly what you mean when you say
 that yours are explicitly shot without the knowledge of those photographed. use such a long lens, or a right-angle viewfinder (a la early
 Strand and Shahn), or you keep your camera hidden in your overcoat (a la
 Evans on subway) or you have programmed your camera by remote using a video
 cam, or what????   If you mean those things, well it strikes me as a bit
 creepy, i.e. beyond the kind of blatant wide-eyed voyeurism I practice
 (though i confess to still loving Shahn's early street photographs taken
 unawares).    The way i work, I miss many pictures because people who notice
 me and are put off immediately turn away, but I figure that permits them to
 exercise choice.   Of course, as I wrote, some people are so absorbed in
 their cell phone conversations that they don't notice me even when I am
 practically in their face, but they are in public places and it is that
 blurring of private and public that I want to document.    I believe that
 Canada has much stricter laws about photographing in public, esp. re
 publishing.  If I understand correctly, none of Winogrand's work would be
 permissible in Canada today.  The flaneuse in me thinks that is regrettable,
 and I would contend that all who love looking at photos are more or less
 confirmed flaneurs/euses.   Please advise if I misunderstand the current laws
 in Canada, or if you can recommend a site that would fully explain and/or
 debate such laws.    Sally S (23 Mar 2002)

Date: Thu, 28 Feb 2002 23:15:01 -0500

Sally - Both little Jeffery and I love the show!  Even at four years old he saw a lot of humor in them and was also impressed by a couple of pretty girls.  I will show Mikie as soon as he comes in.  He will be especially impressed.

Submitted by: Martha Maxim (

Date: Thu, 31 Jan 2002 12:22:31 -0500

Sally... very nice work and I couldn't agree more with your opinion of phones, generally. Cell phones... what a great choice for a subject. When I've mentioned to people that I find it a bit odd that people have to communicate continuosly and having a phone to your ear all the time would be at the very least, annoying, I am greeted with comments like "what's so strange about it?" my view! Anyway... nicely done!

Submitted by: Robert Brochey (

Date: Thu, 3 Jan 2002 22:30:53 -0500

Hey Sally - I would have never found it without the link.  Good job at the link and the photos - I like the one with the man standing and the woman sitting, both on phones.

Speak to you soon.

Submitted by: Nancy Cheser (

Date: Mon, 3 Dec 2001 14:00:18 -0600

Great to see Sally's work  and, as always, experience her writing.

Linda Wolcott-Moore

Date: Sun, 2 Dec 2001 11:05:12 -0500

Wow!  The man behind the red fence!!!  Great!!!!
I have been photographing the same thing in the country where I am living- they are tinier here than anywhere else and everyone uses them for checking e-mail.  They look soo strange with their thumbs twitching up and down with no other point on their person moving.  I've been obsessed for months-and that I refuse to get a cell phone myself makes it that much more of a strange phenomena.  terminology of cellphones around the world is also interesting.


Submitted by: Christina (

Date: Thu, 29 Nov 2001 20:47:23 -0800

I really enjoyed Sally's work and I appreciate her reference to GW
and the simple elegance of her vision.    Bill Mattick

Date: Thu, 29 Nov 2001 22:17:20 -0500

I love these photos, Sally!  You capture that distracted, concentrated expression--so unique to that suspended moment on the cell phone--beautifully. Great background mixes!

Submitted by: Miles Orvell (

Date: Thu, 29 Nov 2001 19:43:15 -0500

Nice Set Sally.

Submitted by: Jack Welpott (

Date: Thu, 29 Nov 2001 16:48:43 -0500

Great pictures, Sally.  Wonderful as a collection.  I especially like the Venice "taxi" stand at bottom left in Galley 1 and the endless dance of the people in the middle bottom picture in Gallery 2. This one rewards looking and looking and looking. Give us more soon.

Submitted by: Frank Cancian (

Neal White

Date: Tue, 21 May 2002 07:43:12 -0400

Love your work!! Thank you for sharing

Submitted by: BoB (

Date: Sat, 20 Apr 2002 20:35:32 -0400

you're one hot pepper.   do you use a recyclable camera?

aroary whitesky   (dad and mitzi are here also)  we're cruising the web.

Submitted by: rory white (

Date: Mon, 29 Oct 2001 08:43:42 -0500


Really good work!  Where do you find these scenes...?  Do you just walk around with your camera 24/7?  As a photographer who is into the same type of images, I know how hard it is to capture what you have here.   Sincerely, Lodiza

Submitted by: lodiza lepore (

Date: Thu, 30 Aug 2001 20:13:33 -0400

Hi there Neal! Very amazing images here!  What's up with the lady and the cotton candy?
I especially favor the guy on the window ledge with the sabortooth cat coming after him!
Another fave: the pot-bellied guy in front of the Aphrodite statue, cute!  I'm totally
mystified by the one with all the white electrical wires (looks like that's what
they are?).  Best favorite though, the girl emerging from sand(reminds me of clay).
Heidi loves her print of your monk in the middle of chaos, she just unfortunately totalled her
Volvo with a tree, but came out amazing unscathed and said she was very calm and even had the
thought as it was happening that she was at least lucky to be in a Volvo....although the front
end was completely demolished, nothing came into the front compartment of the vehicle!  Lucky
woman!!!  whew!  So..... she said that your gift was quite timely!
See ya next Monday, luv,

Submitted by: Karen Hovland (

Date: Fri, 24 Aug 2001 19:37:02 -0400

Neal--I am so pleased that your work is on the site--I remember the time we spent together at State fondly
and I hope you are doing well.  Your pictures are a reminder to me of your intelligence and ironic sense about things.

all the best     BILL M

Moyra Peralta

Date: Sun, 25 Aug 2002 18:39:54 -0400

I'm not sure I am feeling very brave. I recognize these photographs as part of the fabric of the person I have had the privilege to know for close to twenty years. Thank you for sharing and daring to profer a strand for me to weave into the fabric of my life.

Submitted by: Sandra Janssen (

Date: Thu, 22 Aug 2002 06:16:34 -0400

Moyra, your strong pictures shine on this screen, you clearly were/are loved by the faces I see here. Your works are an incredible collection and though looking upon the images it's easy to express sorrow, it's more appropriate I feel to express joy that these people illustrate the life of the 'outsider' and with that I identify. Joy too that you see it too.

Submitted by: Lawrence (