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    I believe that the (distorting) mirror which is photography holds an intrinsic, even elemental, relation to writing.
    — Tod Papageorge
    [The photograph] is fabricated out of the unfabricated dross of passing life (while paradoxically still trading on the indexical heft of that dross).
    — Tod Papageorge
    tags: trading 
     
    Cameras are like dogs, but dumb, and toward quarry, even more faithful. They point, they render, and defy the photographer who hopes.
    — Tod Papageorge
    tags: dog  hope  photographer 
     
    It's unarguable to say that every one of us has been moved by the beauty of what I have called snapshots, but for photographers they are charms and proverbs, and like lightening or wild strawberries.
    — Tod Papageorge
    If you accept the idea that photographers, or some of them, are actually artists, then you have to look at their work less as a document of something than as a personal vision of the world.
    — Tod Papageorge
    By being fictions and, at the same moment, returning their subjects to us with a compelling fidelity, both photographs and poems work with the same surprise... both strike us as if they were simultaneously remembrances and revelations.
    — Tod Papageorge
    tags: work  moment  poem  fiction 
     
    I profoundly believe in - and teach - the proposition that photography is inherently a fiction-making process. Don't speak to me of the document; I don't really believe in it, particularly now. A picture's not the world, but a new thing.
    — Tod Papageorge
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