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"INGE MORATH. LIFE AS A PHOTOGRAPHER". Editions Gina Kehayoff, Munich. 1999.
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  • "INGE MORATH. LIFE AS A PHOTOGRAPHER". Editions Gina Kehayoff, Munich. 1999. in-8 reliure toilée bleue sous jaquette photo. 184 pages. Ouvrage réalisé dans le cadre de l'exposition du même nom à la Kunsthalle de Vienne du 18 Juin au 10 Octobre 1999. Introduction de Sabine Folie & Gerald Matt. Textes en anglais d'Inge Morath : "About Myself", de Rolf Sachsse : "On Talking and Photographing", de Sabine Folie : "Inge Morath - A Visual Historiographer", le tout illustré de très nombreuses reproductions photographiques d'œuvres présentées durant l'exposition. "I have photographed since 1952 and worked with Magnum Photos since 1953, first out of Paris, later out of New York. I am usually labeled as a photojournalist, as are all members of Magnum. I am quoting Henri Cartier-Bresson's explanation for this : He wrote to John Szarkowski in answer to an essay in which Szarkowski stated that Cartier-Bressn labels himself as a photojournalist. "May I tell you the reason of this label? As well as the name of its inventor? It was Robert Capa. When I had my first show in the Museum of Modern Art in New York in 1948 he warmed me : 'watch out what label they put on you. I you become known as a surrealist (surrealism is after all the concept of life that probably influenced me the most - much less so surrealist painting) then you will be considered precious and confidential. Just go on doing what you want to do anyway but call you a photojournalist, which puts you into direct contact with everything that is going on in the world. So let it be, Henri.'" It is in this understanding that we have been working as a group and yet everyone following their own way of seeing. The power of photography resides no doubt partly in the tenacity with which it pushes whoever gets seriously involved with it to contribute in an immeasurable number of forms his own vision to enrich the sensibility and perception of the world around him..." Ref LPB0052
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