Richard Misrach Famous Quotes & Sayings

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14 Richard Misrach Famous Sayings, Quotes and Quotation.

Richard Misrach Sayings: People have responded to the pictures I make as mystical things, and they somehow carry People have responded to the pictures I make as mystical things, and they somehow carry the illusion further thinking that the place is this mystical, magical place. The desert is also a very barren place, a very lonely place, a very boring, uneventful place.
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Richard Misrach Sayings: Despite the limitations and problems inherent to photographic representation (and especially the representation of politics), Despite the limitations and problems inherent to photographic representation (and especially the representation of politics), it remains for me the most powerful and engaging medium today - one central to the development of cultural dialogue.
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Richard Misrach Sayings: Our experience with knowledge, the way we know things, is not that neat. It doesn't Our experience with knowledge, the way we know things, is not that neat. It doesn't fit into a grand narrative, the way we've been taught to read.
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Richard Misrach Sayings: I've come to believe that beauty can be a very powerful conveyor of difficult ideas. I've come to believe that beauty can be a very powerful conveyor of difficult ideas.
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Richard Misrach Sayings: To me, the work I do is a means of interpreting unsettling truths, of bearing To me, the work I do is a means of interpreting unsettling truths, of bearing witness, and of sounding an alarm. The beauty of formal representation both carries an affirmation of life and subversively brings us face to face with news from our besieged world.
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Richard Misrach Sayings: One of the things that was really influential early on was Ezra Pound's Cantos, one One of the things that was really influential early on was Ezra Pound's Cantos, one poem he worked on for 50 years. It's epic. I had a great deal of difficulty understanding it. One of the problems was you'd be reading along in English and he would move to a Chinese ideogram or French-he actually used seven different languages in a given poem. And for somebody who's not fluent in different languages it has the impact of rupturing your way of understanding something.
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Richard Misrach Sayings: The desert ... may serve better as the backdrop for the problematic relationship between man The desert ... may serve better as the backdrop for the problematic relationship between man and the environment. The human struggle, the successes ... both noble and foolish, are readily apparent in the desert. Symbols and relationships seem to arise that stand for the human condition itself.
Richard Misrach Sayings: I'm not interested into victim photography. Photographing people suffering and putting it on a museum I'm not interested into victim photography. Photographing people suffering and putting it on a museum wall is too weird.
Richard Misrach Sayings: I am not unaware that I have the mindset, as contradictory as it may sound, I am not unaware that I have the mindset, as contradictory as it may sound, to discover in the world what I am in fact looking for. Perhaps the best pictures are a seamless hybrid of discovery and construction.
Richard Misrach Sayings: The very act of representation has been so thoroughly challenged in recent years by postmodern The very act of representation has been so thoroughly challenged in recent years by postmodern theories that it is impossible not to see the flaws everywhere, in any practice of photography. Traditional genres in particular-journalism, documentary studies, and fine-art photography-have become shells, or forms emptied of meaning.
Richard Misrach Sayings: The one thing that seems to be consistent through all my work that I like, The one thing that seems to be consistent through all my work that I like, and I experimented a lot, is the viewer is allowed to meditate on something that normally we don't stop and stare at, whether it's people or a cactus.
Richard Misrach Sayings: Whatever else a photograph may be about, it is always about time. Whatever else a photograph may be about, it is always about time.
Richard Misrach Sayings: In spite of recent trends towards fabricating photographic narratives, I find, more than ever, traditional In spite of recent trends towards fabricating photographic narratives, I find, more than ever, traditional photographic capture, the 'discovery' of found narratives, deeply compelling.
Richard Misrach Sayings: I think this is the most exciting time in the history of photography. Technology is I think this is the most exciting time in the history of photography. Technology is expanding what photographers can do, like the microscope and the telescope expanded what scientists could do.