Tag Archives: The Decisive Moment


“At this point in my life I am not very sure anymore what the decisive moment really is, but I remember that at that moment it all seemed to come together: the destruction from the war, the rather moody guy going for a swim, the setting of the former jewel of the Soviet Union and suddenly this screaming, jumping, playing kid coming in from the top.”

Thomas Dworzak, Magnum Photos


 “…a mysterious intersection of chance and attention that goes well beyond the existential surrealism of the ‘decisive moment’.”

Lee Friedlander

I had no intention of waiting a week, ten days or the time necessary so that something would happen, so that I could get the “decisive moment” looked for so often by photographers… The specific “decisive moment” wasn’t to be found, it had to be created.

Pedro Meyer