Garry Winogrand
[Photographer, b. 1928, New York, d. 1984, Tijuana, Mexico.]

 I think that there isn’t a photograph in the world that has any narrative ability... They do not tell stories—they show you what something looks like. To a camera. 
 I photograph to see what things look like photographed. 
 I like to work in that area where content almost overwhelms form. 
 There is nothing as mysterious as a fact clearly described. 
 You know why your pictures are no fucking good? Because they don’t describe the chaos of life. (Quoted by Philip-Lorca DiCorcia) 
 The photograph isn’t what was photographed. It’s something else. It’s a new fact. 
 You see something happening and you bang away at it. Either you get what you saw or you get something else—and whichever is better you print. 
 Every photograph is a battle of form versus content. The good ones are on the border of failure. 
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