Steve Pyke went audacious. Up to January 2007, he photographed philosophers. He published two books. He called them simply “Philosophers”. He tried to match the portrait with the ideas of the man or the woman in the portrait. Honestly, I couldn’t guess. I couldn’t distinguish the metaphysicians from the existentialists, the historians from the deconstructivists. But their expressions, their grimness, their half-smiles, their lost-in-thoughts looks that Pyke geniously captured, represent the first visual definition of what being an intellectual means.
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