The Art of Caring: A Look at Life through Photography (Ruder Finn Press, 2009) began its life as an exhibition at the New Orleans Museum of Art. Both the coffee-table-sized catalogue and the exhibition include a striking range of photographs by such giants as Annie Leibovitz, W. Eugene Smith, and Mary Ellen Mark FA’62 ASC’64 Hon’94, as well as powerful images by younger, lesser-known photographers. Guest curator Cynthia Goodman CW’71 Gr’82, who organized the exhibition, also wrote the main essay for the catalogue, whose final chapter is titled “Remembering.” In it, she quotes from Proust’s Remembrance of Things Past: “We are able to find everything in our memory, which is like a dispensary or chemical laboratory in which chance steers our hand sometimes to a soothing drug and sometimes to a dangerous poison.”


Above: “Navy CPO Graham Jackson,” by LIFE photographer Edward Clark, was taken during the 1945 funeral procession of Franklin Delano Roosevelt.

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