Photographing Photographers

Opinion | Photographing Photographers

A photographer turned the camera on celebrated subjects who were usually behind it.


IN the fall of 1970 I arrived at Minor White’s house for a live-in workshop. My first task was to organize his photography library. I was mesmerized by the unforgettable images. Photography has had a relatively short history, and I was struck by the fact that most of the practitioners were anonymous and unknown except to a minuscule circle. Unconsciously I must have started to dream of changing that fact, and widening that circle. More than four decades later, this work is the fruition of that dream