Saul Leiter

Friday, 17 April 2015

“As Sontag noted in On Photography, […] ‘[b]y disclosing the thingness of human beings, the humanness of things, photography transforms reality into a tautology.’ [Sebastião] Salgado’s images are not mere diagrams, of course, any more than Dylan Thomas’s lines about his inability to commiserate with the ‘crooked rose’ belong in a botany textbook. They are easy to argue for as art, even if Salgado himself resists the label.” Darrell Hartman • Guernica