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“I felt that so many artists treated the female form badly, like it was an object that was tied up with their own sexual desires. I wanted to show the female form as filled with grace.”

Ruth Bernhard

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“The photographer Ruth Bernhard used to tell me that this is like asking somebody how they evolved their signature. It is not something I’ve ever worked on consciously. I think style is just the end result of personal experience. It would be problematic for me to photograph in another style. I’m drawn to places and subject matter that have personal connections for me and I photograph in a way that seems right. Where does it all come from, who knows?”

Michael Kenna