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Photographer Alec Soth has a response toMar 07 2007

Photographer Alec Soth has a response to the Richard Avedon essay regarding his portrait of Henry Kissinger. "While Avedon is correct that the subject is sometimes 'implicated in what's happening,' more often than not the photographer holds all of the cards." (thx, jen)

Richard Avedon on photographing Henry Kissinger: "AMar 06 2007

Richard Avedon on photographing Henry Kissinger: "A photographic portrait is a picture of someone who knows he's being photographed, and what he does with this knowledge is as much a part of the photograph as what he's wearing or how he looks. He's implicated in what's happening, and he has a certain real power over the result." Here's the photo that Avedon is referring to. (via personism)

Chan Marshall (AKA Cat Power) on theDec 20 2006

Chan Marshall (AKA Cat Power) on the Richard Avedon photo of her in the New Yorker: "I was so drunk I could barely stand up. I couldn't zip up my pants because my stomach was killing me. I didn't even realize I wasn't wearing underwear until the magazine came out." (via conscientious)

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