Karl Baden featured in Associated Press

February 23, 2017

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Professor Has Taken A Selfie Every Day for the Past 30 Years

 

By Philip Marcelo

In this Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2017 photo, photographer Karl Baden, of Cambridge, Mass., stands for a photo in front of an exhibit of his photographs from 1976 called "Thermographs," at the Miller Yezerski Gallery, in Boston. On Feb. 23, 1987, long before they were called selfies, Karl Baden snapped a simple, black and white photo of himself. Then he repeated it, every day, for the next three decades. Baden's "Every Day" project turns 30 years old Thursday, Feb. 23, 2017. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)

(Courtesy of AP Photo/Steven Senne)

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Long before they were called selfies, Karl Baden snapped a simple black and white photo of himself. Then he repeated it every day for the next three decades.

Baden’s “Every Day” project officially turns 30 on Thursday and he says he has no intention of stopping. The stark contemplation on mortality and aging has prompted some to dub the Boston College professor the unwitting “father of the selfie.”

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Sam Cady featured in The Boston Globe

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The Week Ahead: Music, theater, dance, events, and more

by Cate McQuaid

Supporting Column, Elevated Cloverleaf, Boston_2016

Supporting Column, Elevated Cloverleaf, Boston, 2016. Oil on shaped canvas. Oil on cutout canvas mounted on wood. 30.5 x 28.5 inches.

 

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Cady often uses shaped canvases to skew perspective and enhance realism in paintings of natural and manmade structures: Sidewalks curve into the distance, columns T-bone into the constructions they support.

 

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