First, let me apologize for preaching to the choir. Everyone I know on Tumblr has been super cool and one of the reasons I love Tumblr is there is a lot of built-in equity.
Selektor Magazine just posted the first 100 photographers that they have featured. It really bummed me out to see only 8…
Thank you, Tammy, for bringing awareness to this issue and for initiating change. I’m honored to be on this amazing list of women photographers. You’re a true asset to the photo community - one who continues to inspire so many.
“I bought that thing as a toy, and I took it as a kind of challenge,” Evans explained. “It was this gadget and I decided that I might be able to do something serious with it. So I got to work to try to prove that. I think I’ve done something with it. After all, I am getting older, and I feel that nobody should touch a Polaroid until he’s over sixty. You should first do all that work. It makes things awfully easy to have that thing pop out. It reduces everything to your brains and taste. It interests me very much, too, because I feel that if you have these things in your head, this is the instrument that will really test it. The damn thing will do anything you point it at. You have to really know something before you dare point it anywhere.”—Walker Evans, words on Polaroid (via jenervinblog)
"If you have faith in the richness of the everyday world and the willingness to collaborate with chance happenings, you can make a picture that exceeds anything your mind could come up with." —Mark Steinmetz
“Everywhere transience is plunging into the depths of Being….We are the bees of the invisible. We wildly collect the honey of the visible, to store it in the great gold hive of the invisible.”—Rainer Maria Rilke, on writing the “Duino Elegies”