New Yorker Diane Keaton

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Diane Keaton
"I was reminded of how inspiring books of photographs can be during a visit to the Metropolitan Museum of Art a few years ago. I literally stopped dead in my tracks when I saw the picture of a woman's back on the cover of a book called The Waking Dream. The photograph was taken in 1862, yet at that moment, the distance between the past and present collapsed." —Diane Keaton, actress

Books that made a difference to Diane Keaton:

Women Photographers edited by Constance Sullivan

Untitled by Diane Arbus

Photographs, Twenty-Five Years by Keith Carter

Photographs from Storyville, the Red-Light District of New Orleans by E.J. Bellocq

Dreamland: America at the Dawn of the Twentieth Century by Michael Lesy