Mitch Epstein, 2007
From the Photogs III collection
This is the intro to an earlier collection, Photographers I & II (#61):
This set on photographers is a different kind of animal from all the other collections I’ve made.
First off, I’ve been shooting these for almost sixty years, but I wasn’t really conscious of them as a category or “thing” until a few years ago.
It’s different in other ways too. The pictures were hiding from me as I searched for them, and dozen of images have still not been found. Maybe at a later date.
It is unusual for me to crop pictures, very rare, but in this collection I have cropped out people, enlarged the part I wanted, and so have joined those who “manipulate” their images.
Mea culpa, mea maxima culpa.
There were criteria for inclusion in here: First, I had to have met you; second, I had to have photographed you, and lastly, I had to be able to find the damned picture. If you’re not here, it’s about me, not you. If you're in here, thanks and I appreciate your time.
Photographers III & IV is more of the same but with some changes. I’ve included in here people who are not photographers but whose life and work relate to photography in a major way.
There are designers, art directors, printers, lawyers, writers, museum directors, workshop directors and teachers, and of course, Marty Forscher, “the camera repair guy” of all time.
P.S. There are a few guys in here who were in Photographers I & II that I felt I had found better photos of.
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