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100 Words: Arlene Gottfried On Kodachrome And Caribbean Color

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For quite a while now, I have been working on editing and categorizing photographs from assignments and personal projects that have been sitting in boxes for ages.

During editing I found several boxes of Kodachrome slides taken in Puerto Rico in 1989 New Years Eve through Three Kings Day January,6, 1990.

The photographs were really strong and saturated in tropical caribbean color.

This year, with help from my friend, I made a reservation for Puerto Rico, it was to be the 20 year anniversary.

The scary part was I thought these photographs were my outakes.

Wonder when the first choice will surface.

Born and living in New York City, Arlene Gottfried is a self-proclaimed "Singing Photographer." Her work in photography has been widely exhibited, most notably at the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C., and New York City's Museum of Modern Art. You can see and hear more on her Web site.

"100 Words" is a series in which photographers describe their work—in their words. What makes them tick? What makes a great photo? Film or digital? Positive or negative? Find out here. Curated by Graham Letorney



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