“The pseudo-intellectual makes the error of assuming, that simplicity is the opposite of profundity.”
—Bill Jay, Occams Razor, 1992
Over the past 18 months I have continued to teach visual narrative to young photographers and completed writing a book in which I once again address the issue of visual narrative and the development of a personal visual language. I have also made a feature-length documentary film that relies on the successful representation of a man’s life as its central narrative. I therefore think that I may have something to add to my initial thoughts.
Bruce Gilden photographed and interviewed scores of people in South Florida who have lost their homes and are already suffering through hard times. Later this week, Magnum in Motion will present a multimedia package of Gilden’s work.