On Edgar Martins…

Stieglitz wouldn’t cut off a quarter-inch off a frame. I would cut any inches off my frames in order to get a better picture.

– Leslie Katz/ Walker Evans interview.

One Comment

  1. Phil
    Posted July 22, 2009 at 4:43 pm | Permalink

    Nobody questions that. What most people question, including myself is why someone with such a beautiful work had to lie about the way one produces images.

    If the images were the result of manipulation, that is not an issue. What is an issue is lying about it, and building a whole career based on a lie.

    There wasn’t any reason to do that. The path would be long and probably not as fast as it has been, but I’m pretty sure he would make it.

    Photography, and namely contemporary is not only images. The words seem as important as the images produced and all his speech starts from some concepts that now don’t make much sense.

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