Garry Winogrand
[Photographer, b. 1928, New York, d. 1984, Tijuana, Mexico.]

 A photo is a literary narrative, ya know what I mean... but it’s not specific. 
 No one moment is most important.... Any moment can be something. 
 Photography is Perception (seeing) and Description (operating the camera to make a record) of the seeing. 
 Literal description, or an illusion of literal description, is what the tools and materials of still photography do better than any other graphic medium. A still photograph is the illusion of a literal description of how a camera saw a piece of time and space. Understanding this, one can postulate the following theorem: Anything and all things are photographable. 
 I’m sure some of [the current rise of interest in photography] has to do with taxes, tax shelter things... I don’t know, but I think it’s got to do with economics. Now and then you get somebody who buys a picture because he likes it... I don’t really have any faith in anybody enjoying photographs in a large enough sense to matter. I think it’s all about finances, on one side. And then there are people who are socially ambitious. 
 The game of trying to state photographic problems is, for me, absolutely fascinating. 
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