By Bob Gruen, Jody Denberg
Conceived expressly for Yoko Ono as a present among associates at the get together of her 80th birthday, See listen Yoko is a visible portrait of an icon of latest American cultural historical past, from her days with John Lennon via to the current. mythical rock and roll photographer Bob Gruen used to be welcomed into the lives of John Lennon and Yoko Ono in the course of their years in manhattan urban, while Gruen served as their own lensman, and he maintains to record Yoko this day. Approached through his pal Jody Denberg, an Austin rock radio mainstay who had logged twenty-five years of interviews with Yoko, Gruen collaborated with him to create a unprecedented birthday reward. during this breathtaking quantity, Gruen has chosen greater than 300 vintage colour and black-and-white photographs—accompanied via textual content of Yoko's insights gleaned from Denberg's many hours of interviews—to light up the intimate tale of Yoko Ono on the top of her reputation as a lady, spouse, mom, and avant-garde artist who retains growing simply because, as she notes, "that's who I am." Yoko's function as a peace activist and artist underscores the long-lasting legacy of the period. See listen Yoko unearths a contemporary lady in love, in ascension, in grief, in pleasure, and in peace.
Lavish and lovely, mirroring the deeply own layout of the unique quantity given to Yoko herself, See listen Yoko brings into concentration a rare lady, and the most memorable sessions in sleek background.
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B. Child, particularizing this new phase of Spiritual Manifestations. We, also, have had the matter under consideration during the past week, as have hundreds of others in this city. We have been assured for months by our spirit friends that in due time the mundane world would be startled by this new phase of spirit power; but we were not prepared to receive it so soon, and are yet in doubt that the manifestation is entirely legitimate. We shall investigate further ere we give a decided opinion in the matter.
22 It is also important to understand the aims of spirit photography in tandem with other photographic projects made in the name of science and technology in the same period. If one looks at the time–motion studies of E. J. Marey or Eadweard Muybridge, one recognizes that the goal was to use photography in order to see the invisible and to reveal truths that were beyond the powers of the naked eye. As indexed in the citation above, it was also the goal of spirit photography to photograph the invisible.
32 Clearly, Mumler’s energetic and energized description of his wife (as a “perfect battery”) and her own abilities as a medium to summon the spirits, which he was then able to capture on the photographic plate, shares much with the personal powers that were attributed to Andrew Jackson Davis. Another important female ﬁgure in Mumler’s life was Mrs. J. H. 33 Conant was a frequent sitter for Mumler, and one of these images shows her with her spirit-guide Vashti, who was said to be an outcast half-breed girl of a white mother and a Native American father.