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“It is curious that I always want to group things, a series of sonnets, a series of photographs; whatever rationalizations appear, they originate in urges that are rarely satisfied with single images.”

Minor White

“. . .we are so conditioned to painting as the criterion of the visual aesthetic experience that the possibility of a photograph’s being another path to aesthetic experience, like a piece of sculpture or a poem, has been overlooked or not realised – if not actually denied or pushed out of the realm of possibilities.”

Minor White

“Postpone judgment! When starting to read, experience or take part in a photograph (or picture of any kind) first put aside both like and dislike. Leave criticism to the last, or better still forget to criticize.”

Minor White and Walter Chappell, from “Some Methods for Experiencing Photographs”, Aperture,

vol 5, no 4, 1957