New Acquisitions

Added on by Jaime Permuth.

My series “El Sistema” documents the work of Sistema de Orquestas de Guatemala, whose mission is to establish a network of free symphonic youth orchestras throughout that country.  Last year, these four photographs were on view at La Fototeca de Guatemala as part of the exhibition “Lente Convergente”.  I am very pleased to announce that they have now been acquired for their Permanent Collection.

Museum as Canvas (Part II)

Added on by Jaime Permuth.

Thirty years ago I visited New York for the first time.  I was nineteen and felt the city was my future.  I came for ten days with a hundred bucks in my pocket, a brick of Tri-X film and wanderlust in the blood.


It was a memorable trip and among many firsts was a visit to the Met Museum, where David Hockney had a beautiful retrospective.


Two years later, I packed a bag and moved to New York. 


This week I returned to the Met to see the new Hockney exhibition.  And I made this photograph of a sweet old couple, lost together in the experience of art.


Time flies. Carpe diem!

Museum as Canvas

Added on by Jaime Permuth.

Another blustery day in New York. 


My students and I sought refuge and inspiration at the Metropolitan Museum.  But before heading out, we spent some time studying and discussing the works of Elliott Erwitt, Matthew Pillsbury and Mitchell Hartman.


This is one of my favorite moments from our visit, at the Michelangelo exhibition, which by the way, is breathtaking -