Part of upcoming project Libero Pensiero.
“Of course, the dominant symbol of Western civilization is the figure of a nearly naked man, tortured to death—or, more simply, the torture implement itself, the cross. But our pictures of the savage death of Jesus are the product of religious imagination and idealization. In reality, he must have been ghastly to behold. Had there been cameras at Calvary, would twenty centuries of believers have been moved to hang photographs of the scene on their altarpieces and in their homes?” — From The woman behind the camera at Abu Ghraib. by Philip Gourevitch and Errol Morris.
“…you MUST establish who you are BEFORE you can BECOME ‘who you are’..” — David Alan Harvey
“A long time ago I said that an SLR viewfinder lets you make pictures and a rangefinder’s bright line frame lets you take pictures.” — Bill Pierce (Nuts and Bolts - The Digital Journalist.)
“So where I live, in photography, is in movement and in authenticity. And when you think about photographs that the mass of people accept as ”great," I believe most of them have the element of spontaneity in them, as well as the structure." — John Camp (The Online Photographer: Where Do You Live?)
Great writing. Lots of very useful information. Old-school site which reminds me of the truly personal, home-made homepages—the pioneers of the web. RogerAndFrances.com.