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2014-06-16 13:00
"I often feel that people come to me to be photographed as they would go to a doctor or a forture teller--to find out how they are. So they're dependent on me. I have to engage them. Otherwise there's nothing to photograph. The concentration has to come from me and involve them. Sometimes the force of it grows so strong that sounds in the studio go unheard. Time stops. We share a brief, intense intimacy. But it's unearned. It has no future. And when the sitting is overwhen the picture is donethere's nothing left except the photograph...the photograph and a kind of embarrassment. They leave..and I don't know them. I've hardly heard what they've said. If I meet them a week later in a room somewhere, I expect they won't recognize me. Because I don't feel I was really there. At least the part of me that was is now in the photograph. And the photographs have a reality for me that the people don't. It's through the photographs that I know them." - Richard Avedon

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