Photography is about noticing things around you and organising them with concern for humanity and the human comedy

It’s about reacting to what you see, hopefully without preconception. You can find pictures anywhere. It’s simply a matter of noticing things and organizing them. You just have to care about what’s around you and have a concern with humanity and the human comedy.

Elliott Erwitt’s photographs are examples of how proximate photography can be to poetry.The technique of highlighting a single aspect by blurring the several other aspects or by obliterating the spacial and temporal contexts in order to focus on a single issue -some times called minimalism has been successfully employed in several of his photographs. The human comedy that he talks about in the above quote is used not merely to underscore the underlying absurdity of human endeavors but to bring out the ironic possibilities of all that we do in our struggle for existence.

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