Tatsuo Ohsone, The Face, 1957.
Willy Ronis Self-portrait in His Father’s Portrait Studio, Paris 1935
"I never took a mean photo. I never wanted to make people look ridiculous. I always had a lot of respect for the people I photographed." Willy Ronis
Canon F-1 advert featuring self-portrait of photographer Shomei Tomatsu, 1973.
Louis Faurer Self-portrait, New York City 1947
"Slowly I walked down the slope leading to the second lower level platform. Was it because I was not courageous that resulted in a miss? Because I could not further humiliate him? Was this cadaver-like man with no direction beyond the need for food, thought, and love? Again, the thought came to my mind, was I cowardly? Had I become a counterpart to this man? Hadn’t I been pacing, darting aimlessly, without direction, like the man? Later I related the incident to several people. I said, perhaps I thought I was he, maybe I was afraid of myself, but I wanted to think that he had experienced so much pain and anguish that additional injury to his once felt dignity was not possible and that I could not risk accepting the guilt. Or maybe from way back I heard Walker Evans once say to me, ‘You wouldn’t photograph a fat woman, would you?’ and he might have added “and hurt [her]?" Louis Faurer, on his once planning on shooting a homeless man and then giving up and not taking that shot.
Antonin Artaud dans “La coquille et le clergyman” 1928. Photographie de plateau. Collection Paule Thévenin. Scan personnel de la revue Obliques numéros 10-11, 1976
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