I Looked & Looked is an artist book inspired by a pair of love letters between Alfred Stieglitz and Georgia O’Keeffe wherein they unknowingly described the moon to each other on the same night. On September 25, 1923, Stieglitz wrote to O’Keeffe detailing a full white moon over Lake George, New York. On the same night, she penned a description of a pink moon, as witnessed from the shore of York Beach, Maine.
Inspired by the synchronicity of this romantic exchange, artist and writer Magali Duzant called upon
twenty creatives to describe the full moon, in anonymity, on the same night. The date was October 29, 2012, which brought the unexpected force of Hurricane Sandy and led to wildly varying accounts of a single sky. Dispatching from vantage points across the country and beyond, some describe a glowing orb
or kaleidoscopic halo, while others in New York saw no moon at all. I Looked & Looked weaves these
unique, yet collective, experiences together with Duzant’s own images in a lyrical reflection on
interconnectedness and our relationship to the night sky.
The special hardcover edition of I Looked & Looked was published for the occasion of the 100th
anniversary of the love letters exchanged between Georgia O’Keeffe and Alfred Stieglitz on September
25, 1923. This new edition contains several additional images, including Pink Moon over Water, by
Georgia O’Keeffe, and photographs from the archives of Alfred Stieglitz, John William Draper, and
Draper’s son, Henry Draper. -Publisher