Friday, April 1, 2016

Visceral, Emotional, Intellectual: The Ingredients of Powerful Photography

These American States.Baltimore,Maryland,August 22,2010.The member of the United House of Prayer for All people. © Jim Loscalzo /EPA
What stands out for me is the ability of a photographer to produce an image or set of images that communicates immediately. It is visceral, emotional and intellectual--in that order. Each image should have its own weight. If this constellation occurs, the photograph has succeeded. [Excerpts from the interview on lens culture with Maria Mann of the European Pressphoto Agency]