William Eggleston

Thursday, 10 September 2015

“Before the Second World War not many people had asked the questions that obviously have to be asked. Living in exile, Bertolt Brecht asked many of them by writing short poems along photos he encountered in the international illustrated press. The poems do what the photographs and their captions don’t do. They add thought, context, background. One man’s poetry versus a regime’s propaganda—a hopeless case. The regime perished, poetry survived.” Joachim Schmid • Photocaptionist