This is the photographer speaking: “The meaning of art is not authenticity but the expression of authenticity. Truth alone can neither justify nor excuse it. Since the object itself is absolutely inimitable, one must always search for the only valid translation into another language. However, it is precisely the difficulty of being faithful to the object, the fear of betraying it—because all literal translations are betrayals—that forces us to recreate or reinvent it. That is what takes us far, the obsessive pursuit of resemblance (whatever we might think today), much farther than imagination or invention.”
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