“When the photographer shows us what he considers to be an Equivalent, he is showing us an expression of a feeling, but this feeling is not the feeling he had for the object that he photographed. What really happened is that he recognized an object or series of forms that, when photographed, would yield an image with specific suggestive powers that can direct the viewer into a specific and known feeling, state or place within himself.” Text: Minor White, “Equivalence: The Perennial Trend,” 1963 Photographers on Photography, Prentice-Hall, 1966, Nathan Lyons, ed. Image: Alfred Stieglitz, Equivalent, 1926, 4 5/8” x 3 5/8”, h2_49.55.29.jpg metmuseum.org, gelatin silver print, Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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