Minor White
[Photographer, writer, and theorist, b. 1908, Minneapolis, Minnesota, d. 1976, Cambridge, Massachusetts.]

 Vision without association—pristine vision? 
 No matter how slow the film, Spirit always stands still long enough for the photographer It has chosen. 
 The photographer projects himself into everything he sees, identifying himself with everything in order to know it and to feel it better. 
 I have discovered camera is both a way of life and not enough to live by. 
 Some of the young photographers today enter photography where I leave off. My “grandchildren” astound me. What I worked for they seem born with. So I wonder where their affirmations of Spirit will lead. (1968) 
 Sequences originate for me from some hidden place. Though I habitually play photographs against each other, or words against images in pairs, triplets, or rows of four with expectations of magic, sequences originate from within. And I prefer to let them. In fact I cannot seriously do otherwise than photograph on impulse and let whatever words will, flow spontaneously. 
 Creativity with portraits involves the invocation of a state of rapport when only a camera stands between two people... mutual vulnerability and mutual trust. 
 ...innocence of eye has a quality of its own. It means to see as a child sees, with freshness and acknowledgment of the wonder; it also means to see as an adult sees who has gone full circle and once again sees as a child—with freshness and an even deeper sense of wonder. 
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