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Description of Pictures: The Wry Pen of Roz Chast: Since she sold her first cartoon to The New Yorker in 1978, Roz Chast has delighted readers by nailing every idiosyncracy of our strange modern times. Now, just in time for the holiday season, she returns to the Smithsonian with her new book, which spans 27 years of her remarkable career.
Chast talks about her creative process and shows highlights of this cartoon compendium, including work published in Scientific American and Redbook, as well as The New Yorker. Also included are never-before-published works, making this a trove of entertainment for Roz Chast fans old and new. As New Yorker editor David Remnick said about her work, "the entire kit and caboodle of her psyche is here, and you feel that you are meeting a vivid, deep, funny, peculiar, and particular human being."
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Copyrights: All pictures were taken by amateur photographer Bruce Guthrie (me!) who retains copyright on them. Free for non-commercial use with attribution. See the [Creative Commons] definition of what this means. "Photos (c) Bruce Guthrie" is fine for attribution. Feel free to use in publications and pages with attribution but you don't have permission to sell the photos themselves. A free copy of any printed publication using any photographs is requested. Descriptive text, if any, is from a mixture of sources, quite frequently from signs at the location or from official web sites; copyrights, if any, are retained by their original owners.
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Description of Subject Matter: The Smithsonian Institution sponsors about 100 events a month through its Resident Associates Program. I've seen so many famous people through this program that it's impossible to count them. Join! http://residentassociates.org/
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2006 photos: Equipment this year: I was using all six Fuji cameras at various times -- an S602Zoom, two S7000s,a S5200, an S9000, and an S9100. The majority of pictures this year were taken with the S9000. I have to say, the S7000s was the best camera I've used up to this point..
Trips this year: Florida (two separate trips including Lotusphere and taking care of mom), three weeks out west (including Yellowstone), Williamsburg, San Diego (comic book convention), and Georgia.
Number of photos taken this year: 183,000.