Thursday, June 21, 2007

Martin Munkacsi

I was reading a recent post on TOP, which linked to (wonderful) pictures by Martin Munkacsi, whose name was completely unfamiliar, but I knew I'd seen this picture somewhere. A little research reminded me of the context.

Martin Munkacsi, Three Boys at Lake Tanganyika, ca. 1930

"[It] made me suddenly realize that photography could reach eternity through the moment. The only thing which completely was an amazement to me and brought me to photography was the work of Munkacsi. When I saw the photograph of Munkacsi of the black kids running in a wave I couldn't believe such a thing could be caught with the camera. I said damn it, I took my camera and went out into the street."
-- Henri Cartier-Bresson, November 1985

Tuesday, June 05, 2007

Listening to...

... Vijaya Jadhav Gatlewar. I want to hear this lady live. She is absolutely terrific.