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Archives: Eugene Reznik

6th June 2015

Interview: Duane Michals on 50 Years of Sequences and Staging Photos

A large travelling retrospective of Michals’ work continues to attract interest and this early interview is particularly illuminating. Michals is celebrated photographer because he turned away from photography of the decisive moment (Cartier – Bresson) or the perfect image (Steiglitz). Instead he spent a career making small sized prints, often with hand writing on them, that focus on the life of the mind. “I’m not interested in what something looks like. I’m interested in what it feels like”. Some of his famous sequences are here.