28 May 2011

Raymond Depardon

 and why I'm excited to come back to New York.

"I think that we photographers are behind in relation to other forms of expression. We're still questioning ourselves, wondering, 'Are we useful, or are we a little frivolous?' But these drawbacks are also advantages: Obviously, we're not very serious, we're not very important, but that's the strength of the photo, precisely that it's ephemeral. It's somehow both ephemeral and superimportant. It can go back and forth, like a conveyor belt, I'd say, between the two things."

[taken from an interview conducted in 2001, via ASX]

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