From the first moment I handled my lens with a tender ardour and it has become to me as a living thing, with voice and memory and creative vigour
Even though Seferis wrote all the time, he didn’t write a single sentence on his relationship to photography. Maybe this is why his photos are so powerful on their own.
Maier shot incredible portraits, catching strangers off guard. From African-American middle-aged men to kids playing in the streets to New York’s high society, she left no stone unturned.
“I think what I am looking for is not the truth, in the sense of the unique and uncontested truth. Ultimately it is the lie, the suspension of disbelief. It’s like asking a question and going about it without an answer, without uncovering the underlying truth, but uncovering layers and layers of other questions taking you along divergent paths. Just like in real life.”