by Gerald Boerner
"Think of a photograph as a conversation among the photographer, the subject, and the viewer. During such a conversation, participants not only exchange words but also formulate meaning based on content… of how words are spoken, to whom they are spoken, the body language of participants, and the environment in which the conversation takes place" — Robert Hirsch, Photographer and Educator
Bonus Photographer’s Thought for the Day… “This puts process in service of concept to create meaningful content [in your photographs]. This can occur when the heart and the mind combine to form an idea from the imagination and find the most suitable technical means of bringing it into existence.” — Robert Hirsch, Photographer and Educator
Robert Hirsch is an acclaimed photographer and writer. His current series World in a Jar: War and Trauma has been exhibited at such places as Parsons School of Design, South East Center of Contemporary Art and Light Work in Syracuse, New York. In addition to contributing to such publications as Afterimage, exposure, and The Photo Review, Hirsch has published several important books on photography that include: Seizing the Light: A Social History of Photography and Light and Lens: Photography in the Digital Age. Hirsch is an former Associate Editor for Digital Camera(UK) and Photovision Magazine, and a contributor to Afterimage, exposure, Buffalo Spree, Fotophile, FYI, History of Photography, Ilford Photo Instructor Newsletter, and The Photo Review.
[Biographical information is from the Wikipedia article on Robert Hirsch that can be found at: http://lightresearch.net/contact.html ]