It’s one of the most touching emails of the week.
It is from the photographer Joan Liftin, who was the companion of Charles Harbutt :
I am submitting a portfolio from my book, Water for Tears, published by Damiani in Fall, 2018 for your consideration.
There is a blurb on the back cover by Sylvia Plachy that, if you are interested in the work, could run as text with it.
“The book is about family and trips, about running away
and coming back, and mostly. about pleasure in the newness of
everyday life. Her observations are mysterious, sensuous,
and often very funny.
“At the heart of the book is a tender farewell to her life with
photographer Charles Harbutt. There are few captions or
dates, but you know where you are — you are with Joan.”
Water for Tears by Joan Liftin is published by Damiani