“His best works are able to catch the viewer immediately but, at the same time, provoke the viewer to search for more information below the surface,” Ferdinand Brueggemann of Galerie Priska Pasquer, in Cologne, tells Jessie Wender of photographer Shomei Tomatsu, who died at age 82 in Okinawa this past December.
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"The very secret of life for me…was to maintain in the midst of rushing events an inner tranquillity. I had picked a life that dealt with excitement, tragedy, mass calamities, human triumphs and suffering. To throw my whole self into recording and attempting to understand these things, I needed an inner serenity as a kind of balance."
“By some special graciousness of fate I am deposited — as all good photographers like to be — in the right place at the right time. Go into it [photography] as young as possible. Bring all the assets you have and play to win.”
— Margaret Bourke-White, Portrait of Myself