When I was a young turk, I wanted to be a pictorial journalist, to witness the world through photographic and illustrative images, aided and abetted by a bit of text. Larry Burroughs of Life magazine was a hero to me, photographically covering dark and dangerous assignments in Vietnam, until he was tragically killed in action. Norman Rockwell took a new turn in his view of the world for Look magazine, by documenting, with paintings and sketches, the first manned mission to the moon, the Peace Corps and other international ventures of his times.
Within the upcoming Pictorial Arts Journal, I intend to, now and then, present a journal within the journal, to invite artists and photographers to present thematic pictorial essays, either as a group or as one-person presentations.
We will be seeking talent — ambitious to show just what they do best, creating pictorial essays on OUR times.
© 2013 Thomas Haller Buchanan