I had trouble with my brackets for the big tournament this month. Some of them were easy, but a couple were really tough. I mean, how do you choose between Sudek and Renger-Patzsch? There were some very close matches in the First Round—Moriyama's Bye Bye Photography squeaked by Eugene Smith's Minamata in a thriller, 47-45, and Brodovitch's Ballet mounted a strong challenge to Meatyard's Lucybelle Crater, which I never felt was the optician's strongest work.
Walker Evans trounced Wright Morris, but that one was the hardest call for me. I actually enjoy Morris more than Evans, so I voted for him. Of course I would rather neither one of them had to knock out the other so early in the tournament.
The Second Round has begun. The toughest matchup this time is #10. I'm not sure I can take the excitement!
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