Quote of the Week by John Berger

 

“What makes photography a strange invention is that its primary raw materials are light and time.” —john berger (1926-2017)

John Peter Berger was an English art critic, novelist, painter and poet. He started his career as a painter, and went on to become an acclaimed art critic. In 1972, he received the Man Booker Prize for his novel G., amongst various other prestigious awards. His deeply rooted political convictions are often considered undertones to some of his books. Understanding a Photograph is a compilation of his essays that probes into the works of Henri Cartier- Bresson, W Eugene Smith and other iconic photographers, and his images provide readers with a humanitarian and political perspective of the same.

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