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.
A 25-foot statue depicting Alfred Eisenstaedt's iconic image of a sailor and nurse celebrating V-J Day in Times Square was recently erected on Highway 41 in Sarasota, Fla., as part of the city's "Season of Sculpture," making the famous couple larger-than-life.
SARASOTA, Fla. — The sculpture, by J. Seward Johnson, is titled Unconditional Surrender.
While in Siberia for a photo exhibition and workshop, Magnum photographer Carl De Keyzer had the chance to visit a local prison camp. Expecting Solzhenitsyn's grim gulags, De Keyzer instead toured what was "sort of a Disneyland ... a cheap amusement park." Captivated by the strange juxtaposition, De Keyzer returned numerous times to Siberia's gulags-turned-prison-camps. His work provides a window into this rare world.