Friday, 29 July 2011

Dorothea Lange.

I've always found Dorothea Lange's photographs from the Great Depression hauntingly beautiful. 
I think - even now - her work reminds us that beauty can be found in unlikely places and that to respond to injustice, we must first learn how to see it.

Dorothea herself

Dorothea once said: “The cam­era is an instru­ment that teaches peo­ple how to see with­out a cam­era.” Indeed, how many new details, shapes, shades, and inter­ac­tions a sin­gle pho­to­graph can reveal to us. Stopping time and freez­ing move­ment, a camera works like both a time machine and a micro­scope to show us what the human sight would never cap­ture on its own. And here comes another quote about pho­tog­ra­phy: “A pho­tog­ra­ph is secret about a secret. The more it tells you the less you know.” This may sound like a con­flict of inter­ests, but the truth is that many of the great­est human achievements stemmed from some conflicts…


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