Wednesday, December 26, 2007

Quote from Paul Strand

When Paul Strand was asked,

Is there a philosophy of life that you have tried to show in your photographs?

He answered,

I find in most cases that what the artist says about what he is going to do, or what he has done, is inadequate and not very meaningful statement. The this is the work itself, and in a sense the artist should not be asked for the philosophy of life upon which he bases his work. The work is the basis. The work is the thing itself.

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