[Photographer, b. 1919, New York, d. 2006, New York.]
A photographer doesn’t just copy reality, but communicates to others what he or she experiences.
In my philosophy, the meaning of life derives from the people one has known and loved. I have met my share of evil people and know what they are capable of—I was at the liberation of Dachau—but I have always held that evil is not inherent in men and women. I still believe that within a caring society, only the best people will flourish. That is the spirit that has moved me to photograph.
…to see the light. (Last words)
I don’t ever mean my pictures to be depressing—I don’t believe in making depressing pictures.