Wednesday, 19 March 2008

Philip Jones Griffiths 1936-2008

1936-2008 Philip Jones Griffiths
Quote: "The ability to keep things in perspective is very important for a journalist. In a tense situation you need the ability to be there, yet somehow step aside; to keep a cool head and keep working without getting frustrated."

It is with sadness that I hear of the death of one of Britain's great photojournalists.
http://www.magnumphotos.com/Archive/C.aspx?VP=XSpecific_MAG.PhotographerDetail_VPage&l1=0&pid=2K7O3R149GCO&nm=Philip%20Jones%20Griffiths

1 comment:

Mark Page said...

John has left a new comment on your post "Candid camera is it wrong?":

I know I feel more comfortable taking candid shots with a nice big camera as it looks like I'm there for the photos, rather than snapping away quietly with a point and shoot, which feels kind of sneaky somehow...

Highly dependant on the location too - an event or special occasion is always easier to take pictures at, whereas snapping people on the bus would probably raise a few more eyebrows.
The above post came from John, but I stupidly deleted it! If a photographer was using a large format say 10x8 then surley they would see it and that would no longer be candid. I think perhaps Tom Woods nack of being part of the community, and therefore becoming almost invisible may be the way.