Thomas Weski: Interview With Cooper Blade

“I think Michael felt the need to discuss the meaning and importance of American photography with a younger generation in Germany who had no experience with these kinds of elderly figures. The National Socialists had either killed or persecuted them in Germany, so for my generation there was no elderly generation in photography.”

ASX.TV: Henri Cartier-Bression – “Pen, Brush and Camera” (1998)

Henri Cartier-Bresson is widely credited as being the father of modern photojournalism. The son of a wealthy textile manufacturer he was born in France in 1908. He began an interest in photography at an early age, taking holiday snapshots on a Box Brownie given to him by his parents. He was brought up in the […]

Robert Frank Interviewed at Wellesley College (1977)

“It was logical for me to get off doing still photography after becoming a success at it. I think it would just become a repeat—I would repeat myself.”   An interview with Robert Frank, from one of ten symposiums at Wellesley College 1977 called “Photography within the Humanities”. Robert Frank: I’m just trying to, as they say, […]

A Message from Cartier-Bresson

He brought out hundreds of his photographs, some in copies, others in books and still others in originals. He placed the pictures on the table, one at a time, and ordered me to make an instant decision whether I would take it or not. A Message from Cartier-Bresson By Yoshitomo Kajikawa It was autumn, 1996 […]

An Interview with Henri Cartier-Bresson – Famous Photographers Tell How (1958)

“For me, content cannot be separated from form. By form, I mean a rigorous geometrical organization of interplay of surfaces, lines and values.”   Interview with Henri Cartier-Bresson – Famous Photographers Tell How (1958) HCB: To me, photography is a simultaneous recognition in a fraction of a second of a significance of an event as […]

Everything is Sacred – An Interview with Bruce Davidson (2006)

“For me, everything is sacred, whether I’m photographing a human being or a statue or the good earth. It’s sacred, I absorb it. I want to absorb it.”   Interview with Bruce Davidson, The Kojo Nnamdi Show (WAMU/Chicago), November, 2006 Q: You’re on the streets of Chicago, wandering into Pentecostal churches, how did that initial […]

Henri-Cartier Bresson: “Arrogant Purpose” (1947)

Not all of Cartier-Bresson’s photographs are of equal merit. Certain of them are tinged with that artiness which, whether plastic or anecdotal, has so far haunted almost all ambitious photography in the twentieth century. By Clement Greenberg and John O’Brian (Feb 15, 1988) Excerpt from Review of the Whitney Annual and Exhibitions of Picasso and Henri Cartier-Bresson, The Nation, […]