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Subject: [Leica] Big Dig documentary webcast
From: bd_colen at (B. D. Colen)
Date: Fri May 20 06:40:39 2005
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This is a great opportunity  those of you who have not yet bought 
Digging, or seen this project, to see a documentary project that can 
best be described as 'Lewis Hine meets HCB.' It is a truly stunning 
work, preserving for all time the work of the humans who dug Boston's 
Big Dig - and in that sense is a modern version of Hine's Empire 
State Building project. But at the same time there is much of HCB's 
surrealism about the photographs, with shapes, shadows, and bizarrely 
contrasting elements dominating many of the images.

B. D.

>Greetings LUG...
>In late March I gave a talk and slideshow of my work on the Big Dig at the
>Old South Meeting House in downtown Boston.  Built in 1729 the Old South
>Meeting House is where the colonists first gathered to protest the tax which
>began the revolution.  WGBH taped the slideshow and talk and has now set it
>up as a webcast online, I am pleased to share it with you here:
>You will need RealPlayer (a free download from and a
>good internet connection.  The slides show reasonably -- more or less -- and
>you get the idea.  The program is a little over an hour.
>Michael Hintlian
>978-815-9493 - voice
> - e-mail
>Leica Users Group.
>See for more information

B. D. Colen
Sr. Communications Officer for University Science
Office of the Vice President for Government, Community, and Public Affairs
Harvard University
617-413-1224 - cell

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