Quote of the Week by Duane Michals


“You can’t see fear or lust; you can’t photograph someone’s anxieties, how disappointment feels. Photographs are approximations.” —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.

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