In cities, most encounters with people on the street are fleeting, peripheral and transient. People appear and disappear from view almost before we have a chance to register their presence. There is, perhaps an instant in our perception where the casual subject is held steady but the image is already blurred by a prior instant and degraded even further by the speed at which they become a memory never fully known. For Lisa Saltzman, a New York photographer with influences such as impressionist painting or abstract art, the very fact of this unknowability is a source of bittersweet wonder. “We...
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