Hysteria and photography

11 November 2011 | , , ,
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Richard Avedon, Martha Graham and the Martha Graham Dance Company, New York, 1961

A photographic portrait is a picture of someone who knows he’s being photographed, and what he does with this knowledge is as much a part of the photograph as what he’s wearing or how he looks. He’s implicated in what’s happening, and he has a certain real power over the result. 

Richard Avedon


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