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Immediate impressions

“Color is more human” is a bold statement to make without qualification. Since I read that sentence in Mark Feeney’s review of Jerome Liebling’s Holyoke photographs (“Holyoke seen as brick and stone — and flesh and blood,” g, April 13), I have tried to come up with an alternative one-word characterization of color photography’s unique affect. The word I find more apt is immediacy.

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