Renée Jacobs' pictures have a combination of intensity and honesty that I don't often encounter ... She's making the pictures because she wants to keep them fixed in her head and heart for all time. Her models trust her to tell the truth about them. And she does. That "truth" is of course half hers, a half that is rich in admiration and affection. For their part, the models are free to be what they choose for the time of the picture – . I feel distinctly privileged to present this work to you as a singular example of what can be achieved with photography when the passion behind the camera is far greater than photography itself.
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