"By the way--everyone LOVES the Ticket Out jacket,
wherever we go...Thanks."
on victory, dissent & revitalization photo essay
"Have to tell you again after viewing the photos....[they] are so evocative and important to the story of what so many are going through... for me personally, they made me think of my grandmother's town in North Carolina, the sadness of a town just fading. And with the demise of many newspapers in this country, such documenting is even more important. The beauty of it through your lens makes it even more heartbreaking..."
on child's play: kids play chess photo essay
"Thanks for sending the images....this is a wonderful project."
on moscow - perestroika - glasnost photo essay
"Roberta Fineberg's images have nothing derivative about them-nothing to do with flowered shawls and less to do with big fur hats...; the images translate the life of Muscovites during a society in transition, and the lives of women in particular who have a facial expression of defeat. There they are-on the bus, in the Metro on the streets (streets and corners familiar to old and new Moscow). The photographer was most successful in capturing the streets, says the native Muscovite poetess Elena Khazan. '...This returns a part of my life to me. ...And the houses-locked up tight and somehow unreliable-their dangerous smell, as poet Joseph Brodsky writes: There is nowhere further to go. Further on you cannot differentiate between golden speech and golden teeth. The alarm clock ticks on in silence. In ten minutes the house will definitely explode.' "
on women writers photo essay
"I like the relationship you establish between the subject and the environment as well as the frankness in your approach."