Monday, 25 February 2008

Getting in...

Don't miss the words of Paul D'Amato about his work Barrio. Not only the images of his project are very compelling, his writing also makes you want to get somewhere where you don't belong. In the case of Paul, this was a Mexican community in Chicago, but it could be anywhere. Diane Arbus said that she wanted to be where nobody had been, and that a camera was an excuse or license to get this done. But how cool it is to blend as a stranger were you don't belong, for moments forgetting the difference between you and your surroundings.





My subject isn’t that sensational. It’s more like: this is truly a privilege to see - - - and I know that I have to concentrate like hell because I know I’ll never get an opportunity like this again. I live for these situations where I feel a kind of profund sense of emotional resonance. It takes a lot of looking, clarity and luck. - Paul D'Amato

1 comment:

Negro said...

that's true. a photograph need to be a certain position in the world, but at the same time showing things that are happening in the whole world. everbody has certain feelings with some photographs whatever be he place...

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