It is quite convenient nowadays for ambitious young people to want to become a renowned photographer. For me, having visited museums, scoured galleries, having been subjected to too many readings of portfolios and having lost invaluable time in juries that reeked of cheating, I don’t have many more illusions about youth and in particular about its ability to renew the photographic scene. But at my age, a few moral considerations – let’s hope they’re the last ones – require that I deliver the lessons of a life dedicated to art and photography. Success is within everybody’s reach. You just need to follow the advice I am going to give. But if you consider it useless, if you believe that talent and work are enough for your art to be acknowledged then refer to the previous editions of "Circulation(s)" or without any doubt to those that will follow. You will find beautiful declarations of faith in youth, in its alleged virtues and its famous innate creation power.
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