Cornell Capa (Kornél Friedmann)
[Writer and photographer, b. 1918, Budapest, Hungary, d. 2008, New York.]
The idea that any photography can’t be personal is madness! ... I see something; it goes through my eye, heart, guts; I choose the subject. What could be more personal than that?
Images at their passionate and truthful best are as powerful as words can ever be. If they alone cannot bring change, they can at least provide and understanding mirror of man’s actions, thereby sharpening human awareness and awakening conscience.
With all the arguments and discussions about the Vietnam War, what did the visual image do? It ended the war.
The camera is an extension of yourself… Your story treatment may be subjective, but it is important to remain objective as to truth.