John Brinckerhoff Jackson (2)

Those of you who read my post on John Brinckerhoff Jackson yesterday morning may have missed the photograph of him by Mariana Cook which was added halfway through the afternoon.   Mariana took the photograph in January 1990 in Cienega, the ranch where he lived in New Mexico – old and a bit rough, as she depicts him, in a battered leather jacket, once a biker, having had a privileged childhood in Switzerland and New York, a solitary.   There is a symbolic significance in the photograph in that Mariana was the last pupil of Ansel Adams and Adams was one of the photographers whose work Jackson published, promoted and admired as a recorder of the American wilderness.   I recommend that you scroll back two.

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