Mikhael Subotzky and Patrick Waterhouse • L’Oeil de la Photographie

Sunday, 31 May 2015

“Isn’t this how most things break? After a romantic breakup, for example, one often wonders about the specific moments of the split, the night it happened—what could one have done differently to keep the fracturing at bay, that night, that morning, that afternoon on the phone? But later, of course, one sees it wasn’t about those moments at all—that the breakup was just the logical outcome of fissures that had already happened and happened slowly, undetected, much earlier, stacking one upon the other. The headline is never the real story—the real story is a slow, nearly imperceptible nurturing of resentments. Breakdowns, small ones, over time.” Dave Mondy • Slate