Henri-Cartier Bresson is closely aligned with the phrase “The Decisive Moment.” He said “There is a creative fraction of a second when you are taking a picture. Your eye must see a composition or an expression that life itself offers you, and you must know with intuition when to click the camera. That is the moment the photographer is creative,” he said. “Oop! The Moment! Once you miss it, it is gone forever.” Isn’t this much like life itself?
"...if you have true photographic vision, you have clarity and if you have clarity, you don’t need to explain or defend your images.
Clarity is about what emotions or feelings the image is trying to evoke, not the facts behind the image.
Photographic clarity is about passion of purpose. It’s about a single-minded desire to protect a memory. It’s about story telling with a camera that’s so powerful, no words are necessary.
Photographic clarity is about the freedom to express YOUR vision with a camera in a way that moves others."
This video is NOT for young people... some tough images to see... some politics perhaps, but the message about how images can change the path of history, not just document it is an important one... PLEASE DO NOT show to students without first watching it and giving it careful consideration...