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GENIUS COLLIDES

Two of my fave up-and-coming photographers had a chat with one another.

Zora J. Murff interviewed Isadora Kososfky, for Murff’s co-joint venture Strange Fire Collective. They’ve already an impressive archive of interviews with photographers. Murff was asking for the back story of Kosofky’s series Vinny and David.

One of the many things the interview illuminates is the different attitudes toward images subjects and photographer may hold.

Kosofsky says:

Documentary photography, for me, is a journey of both loneliness and overcoming loneliness for both photographer and subject. Most people want to be seen, and, if they deny wanting to be exposed, they usually just fear being seen. As David from “Vinny and David” once said, “I’ve never really liked pictures. Pictures don’t lie. A photo is evidence.” 

It’s a good read, check it out.

BACK IN THE DAY

I wrote about Murff’s work for The Marshall Project, Tracked.

I wrote about Kosofsky’s work for Vantage, Subjected To Prison, Defined by a Brother’s Love.

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