pieter hugo on the mediums limitations


Interviewer: “There’s a quote in the text of your new book from MoMA’s curator of photography John Szarkowski: “A beginning photographer hopes to learn to use the medium to describe the truth. The intelligent journeyman has learned that there is not enough film to do that.” On several occasions you’ve said, “Photography is finished.” Can you talk about what you see as the medium’s limitations?”

Pieter Hugo: “Shoot. Tough question. I think it’s important that it goes on the record that I made that statement when I was completely drunk.”

– from an article by Noah Rabinowitz for Vice

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