New York, 1954-1984
…the effort to achieve a personal ‘style’ in photography depends much more on the repetition of technical gimmickry…
…the print is not the goal of photography but the sharing of perception and …the sharing of reality.
…the grandmother with her box brownie knows what photography is all about. She wants to take a picture of junior because junior is going to grow up, and we’re all going to get old and complicated and right now in the summer sun, junior is a source of joy. Click. Now nothing, not age, not trouble, not vicissitudes, not dope, not long hair. Nothing no thing can take that moment away from grandma. Change. And she doesn’t care if any one else wants to appreciate junior or correct him at all.
William Gedney, Transcriptions and Notes I
William Gedney (1932-1989)