"CLARENCE JOHN LAUGHLIN: THE PERSONAL EYE". Collectif. Edition Aperture, 1973.
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  • "CLARENCE JOHN LAUGHLIN: THE PERSONAL EYE". Collectif. Edition Aperture, 1973. in-8, dos droit, couverture souple cartonnée photo. 132 pages. Texte en anglais, introduction par Jonathan Williams, illustré de 100 reproductions photographiques noir & blanc, in-texte et hors texte, de Clarence John Laughlin. Ouvrage réalisé dans le cadre de l'exposition éponyme au Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphie, de Novembre 1973 à Janvier 1974.


    "Represented in this monograph are selections from many of the twenty-three groups of pictures on which I worked since 1935; the groups now number over 17,000 sheet film negatives. The intent of this selection is to show the wide range of subject matter with which I have dealt. The implication is that the creative photographer should be able to put the stamp of his way of seeing on whatever material he touches - just as in case of the creative painter or poet. This means that the object in the photograph must be so treated, or so grasped (not merely in technical terms, but in terms of the pre-sensitizing of an individual imagination, and the subsequent projection of this individual imagination through the so-called "impersonal" lens) that the object does become personal - by acquiring meanings beyond itself. In fine, the object is then photographed in terms of what this individual human imagination has projected into it. It is only when the photograph presents the object so that the meanings conveyed transcend the meaning of the object as a thing-in-itself, that photography becomes art..." A Statement by the Photographer.


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