A photograph is not created by a photographer. What he does is just to open a little window and capture it. The world writes itself on his film. And the act of the photographer is closer to reading than it is to writing. He is the reader of the world.
The celebrated book Memoirs of a Geisha, by Arthur Golden, is now a major motion picture. For more than 40 years, Magnum photographers have captured intimate portraits of the ancient Japanese tradition — and its place in modern Japanese society.