To find their way to art, which is their consolation

Jungle (black and white photograph)
Jungle (black and white photograph) (2020) by Paul Politis
Jungle (black and white photograph)
Jungle (black and white photograph) (2020) by Paul Politis

“Paradoxically, photographers must also face the threat that their vision may one day be denied them. Their capacity to find their way to art, which is their consolation – to see things whole – may fail an hour or a month or forever because of fatigue or misjudgment or some shift in spirit that cannot be predicted or understood or even recognized until it has happened past correction. For every Atget, Stieglitz, Weston, or Brandt who remain visionary to the end, there is an Ansel Adams who, after a period of extraordinary creativity, lapses into formula.”

Robert Adams, Why People Photograph

Garry Winogrand‘s subject was, I now believe, also perfection, though many of his street scenes appear to tip under the weight of roiling confusion – so much so that for a long time I did not appreciate his accomplishment.”

Robert Adams, Why People Photograph

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