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.
WASHINGTON — At the climax of his "I Have a Dream" speech, Martin Luther King, the final speaker at the 1963 March on Washington, raises his arm on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial and calls out, "Free at last! Free at last! Thank God almighty, we are free at last!"
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.