Luc Delahaye
[Photographer, b. 1962, Tours, France, lives in Paris.]

 I am cold and detached, sufficiently invisible because sufficiently insignificant, and that is how I arrive at a full presence to things, and a simple and direct relation to the real. That idea, in my work, is central. 
 The denunciation of suffering by photography has replaced the religious justification of suffering in painting. Denunciation is a function of photojournalism, and in itself that’s a step in the right direction. 
 About ten years ago I asked myself extremely simple questions: What is photography? What is a camera exactly? What happens when it is left on its own? 
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