Bref séjour chez les vivants

Shomei Tomatsu Woman Suffering from an Atomic Disease 1961

© Shomei Tomatsu, Woman Suffering from an Atomic Disease 1961

« A photographer looks at everything, which is why he must look from beginning to end. Face the subject head-on, stare fixedly, turn the entire body into an eye and face the world. The human who bets on looking-that is a photographer. »

© Shomei Tõmatsu, « The man who said : I saw it ! I saw it ! and passe dit by », dans I. Vartanian, A. Hatanaka et Y. Kambayashi, Setting sun. Writings by Japanese Photographers, New York, Aperture, 2006, 28-29.

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© Shomei Tomatsu, Hibakusha Senji Yamaguchi, Nagasaki, 1962