The Shark

Sad to learn of the passing of John Swarkowski today, over pints in London with Hin Chua.

I’m already missing my favorite writer on photography. If there’s anything that photography needs, it’s more people who can write with the passion, care and insight about the worlds found in photos that Swarkowski brought to his essays, which is to say nothing of his curatorial talent and foresight. In fact, I didn’t think there was strong, adventurous, risk-taking writing about photography until I found his essay(s) on Winogrand. And when I read them, I wondered why anyone else would try…

More, when I’m stateside and near an RSS reader. A few mentions of him elsewhere on 2point8.

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