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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.
Ferdinando Scianna
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French writer and philosopher Simone de Beauvoir was born on this day in 1908. Her seminal book, The Second Sex, is considered by many to have launched the contemporary feminist movement.

PARIS — Simone de Beauvoir, 1952.

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Book of the Week: <i>The Path to Buddha</i>
Book of the Week: The Path to Buddha
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Buddha's Enlightenment Day is Jan. 6. In recognition of it, we present this vibrant collection of photographs from Steve McCurry's book The Path to Buddha.
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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.
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