Wright Morris
[Writer and photographer, b. 1910, Central City, Nebraska, d. 1998, Mill Valley, California.]

 What photographs usually do, more than anything else, is authenticate... existence. Authentication, not enlargement or interpretation is what we want. 
 It is the camera that takes the picture; the photographer is a collaborator. 
 If I have the photograph, I can dispense with the artifact. 
 In the anonymous photograph, the loss of the photographer often proves to be a gain. We see only the photograph. 
 At this moment in photography’s brief history, the emergence and inflation of the photographer appears to be at the expense of the photograph, of the miraculous. (1978) 
 The camera eye is the one in the middle of our forehead, combining how we see with what there is to be seen. 
 All, or most, photographs have many faces. The face desired is revealed by the caption. 
 If there is a common photographic dilemma, it lies in the fact that so much has been seen, so much has been “taken,” there appears to be less to find. The visible world, vast as it is, through overexposure has been devalued. 
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