Via Kathleen Conally’s twitter feed:
“Make visible what, without you, might perhaps never have been seen.” – Virginia Woolf
which I think sums up the motivation of a lot of photographers. At least, the desire to get people to see things they wouldn’t otherwise have noticed is something that’s mentioned often in photographer’s artist statements.
I’m good with that sentiment, but…
I’m better with the idea that my photography is about making visible what, without my engagement in the photographic process, might never have been seen by me. If the rest of you benefit, that’s a plus, but it isn’t actually necessary.
[entirely off-topic to this post, Kathleen’s A Walk Through Durham Township photoblog remains, after all these years, one of my favorites.]