To me photography must suggest, not insist or explain.
February 22, 2015 5:38 PM   Subscribe

(NSFW) For three decades, Brassai's piercing eye focused on the urban landscape of the City of Light; famously Paris by Night.
One of his subject interests was Graffiti - The language of the wall.
He formed a great friendship with Picasso; An extract from Conversations with Picasso who himself admitted to the occasional graffiti.
Here is an interview from 1970 (Pt II never seemed to make the light of day) and a 1999 pdf article from the Smithsonian.
Letters to my Parents was collected and published posthumously.
And finally many pages.
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Amazing post. Thank you for this.
posted by chaz at 5:54 PM on February 22, 2015


I love Brassaï's 'Conversations with Picasso'; those looking for a more maniacally detailed variation might enjoy Roland Penrose's 'Visiting Picasso'.
posted by mr. digits at 8:48 PM on February 22, 2015


This was eye opening. Thank you for sharing.
posted by littleliar at 3:13 PM on February 23, 2015


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