[place and memory in photography: the beauty of time; the passage of time]

The great US photographer William Christenberry (1936-2016) (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_Christenberry) once said (https://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/2010/oct/03/myth) -manners-and-memory-review): “I don’t want my work to be thought of in terms of nostalgia. It’s a matter of place and sense of place. I’m not looking back with nostalgia for the past, but for the beauty of time and the passage of time.”

I echo the words of William Christenberry. These are the same reasons that motivate me to take photographs of buildings – many of them old and/or abandoned –, objects and landscapes from the interior of the state of São Paulo and other parts of the interior of Brazil.

2 thoughts on “[place and memory in photography: the beauty of time; the passage of time]

    1. Exactly this… it seems that we humans have this thing (somewhat strange to me) of liking (or sympathizing or being sensitized) for what didn’t work (very) right… for the decadent… for the saddest thing …I think (my opinion) that this is due to photojournalism…but this is not my case: I photograph these scenarios because they evoke time, the passage of time…and, of course, they evoke my past….

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