Thursday, July 16, 2009

John Szarkowski on Artists

From a talk at the Getty in 2006 -

"I wrote the following of Ansel Adams but I think it is probably true of artists in general: The artists is finally interested in demonstrating to himself by the authority of his work that his world is not an illusion - not an invention of his imagination, but rather a real world of which he is therefore a real part. Of course, that is a very ambitious goal...but, it's not necessary to succeed. It's necessary only to think one has a chance."

Found via Nguan's blog via Exposure Compensation

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