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The Mind's Eye: Writings on Photography and Photographers. Henri Cartier-Bresson

The Mind's Eye: Writings on Photography and Photographers

ISBN: 9780893818753 | 109 pages | 3 Mb

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The Mind's Eye: Writings on Photography and Photographers Henri Cartier-Bresson
Publisher: Aperture Foundation

The mind's eye swarmed with visions of shelves groaning under the weight of Dean Koontz books, hotel rooms adorned with prints of moronic mountain ranges, and Waldorf schoolteachers across the land galvanizing the little brats . Case in point: my new column for Discover, on the subject of the mind's eye. Of Dreams , and the infamous Freudian slip. I often roll my mind's eye when people speak of photography in the same breath as music, painting, or writing. €To photograph is to hold one's breath, when all faculties converge to capture fleeting reality. Mirrors of Memory provides a new lens through Freud, a well-rounded Renaissance man, loved art and integrated that love into his psychoanalytic writings. Product DescriptionHenri Cartier-Bresson's indelible writings on photography and photographers have been published sporadically over the past forty-five. Writing about the brain can sometimes bring me amazingly close to my readers–so close that I feel like I'm inside their minds. In Mirrors of Memory: Freud, Photography, and the History of Art , Mary Bergstein, Professor in the History of Art and Visual Thus, the mind's eye, both conscious and subconscious, mimics the photographic lens. I do however feel that thousands of "professional" photographers find great joy in naively labeling themselves as artists. There will be examples where writing, for example, eclipses the power of photography, but in a general sense photography is king comm. Chances are, everyone reading this remembers that image, and that sentence just “reprinted” that image in the mind's eye. Just last week when I was at Kinokuniya browsing books, I found a book by the famous photographer Henri Cartier-Bresson. After giving us permission to use his photograph of Major Mark Bieger and Farah as part of our discussion of historical photographs, Michael Yon also agreed to answer a few questions we had about his work and life.