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4 April 2020

Saturday matinees long ago let us escape from the ordinary world to the island of the Swiss Family Robinson or the mutinous decks of the Bounty. Why not, we thought, escape the usual fare here with Saturday matinees of our favorite photography films?

So we're pleased to present the 247th in our series of Saturday matinees today: Diana Robinson Photography Slide Show 2020.

"If you can spare 11 minutes to watch a sampling of my life's work, here is a retrospective of my photography," Diana Robinson humbly introduces her slideshow of "the beauty in the world that I was fortunate to have witnessed over the years."

Robinson is a New York City-based photographer and musician who combines her skills to tell stories "about places she has been, people she has met and wildlife she has encountered." In fact, she composed and performed the sound track Isolation.

These days there's no such thing as too much beauty.

Born in Columbus, Ohio, she attended Ohio University in Athens, Ohio, and New York University in New York City. And since then has visited East Africa, Russia, China, the South Pacific, Finland, Norway, Estonia, Sweden, Iceland, Italy, Sicily, France, Ireland, Israel and a few other places.

Her slide show reflects that. Organized by subject, it moves from Africa to Birds to Black & White to Closeups to Coastal to Iceland to Italy to Landscapes to Night Photography to Norway to New York to People to Wildlife.

Notice something there? Those subjects are modestly in alphabetical order (mostly; Norway snuck in ahead of New York).

That's quite a range.

But you won't find a dud in any of those different specialties. She's master of them all. And it makes for a beautiful 11 minutes.

As a New Yorker these days, Robinson confides she's worried about the coronavirus crisis. "Because we don't know what may happen tomorrow I thought it best to put this video together now," she writes. "Thank you to all people who were creative influences in my life, there have been many and I owe them much."

Her piano rendition of You Are My Home by Billy Joel will fill another few minutes of your time with something else that's beautiful:

These days there's no such thing as too much beauty. And lucky for us Diana Robinson has provided us a large dose of just that.

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