vendredi 30 janvier 2009

Blind Woman

Camera Work, Alfred Stieglitz's simple but luxurious magazine of fine photography, published this print by Paul Strand - full page, of course, and in exquisite engraving set in wide margins; The effect was breathtaking for anyone interested in serious photography; or in pictures, for that matter. Seeing it was a strong enough experience to energize on the spot any young camera artist with bold aesthetic ambitions. There is no question that Stieglitz's taste and brilliant showmanship made the strand photograph fairly burn the eye, on this occasion; but paul Strand made the original, and it is one of the lasting glories of the medium. It reverberates.

Walker Evans