Quote of the Week by Duane Michals


“Photographers tend not to photograph what they can’t see, which is the very reason one should try to attempt it. Otherwise we’re going to go on forever just photographing more faces and more rooms and more places. Photography has to transcend description. It has to go beyond description to bring insight into the subject, or reveal the subject, not as it looks, but how does it feel?” —Duane Michals (1932)

Duane Michals is based in America and is known for his use of multiple exposures, series and texts in photography. His narratives are innovative and storytelling methods go beyond a linear format. His sequences are akin to those of a cinema reel, with series being depicted frame by frame. He works with staged scenes exploring gender, sexuality, philosophy and literature. His work has been displayed at The Museum of Modern Art, in New York, the Odakyu Museum in Tokyo and at the International Center of Photography in New York.