Portrait of Liebling

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Tool of the Trade:
twin-lens reflex camera

These days it seems that physical “truth” can easily be rearranged, rethought, or re-created outright. Any image can be made pristine, all the warts can be removed.

But returning to the source of a thing–the real source–means the photographer has to watch, dig, listen for voices, sniff the smells, and have many doubts.

My life in photography has been lived as a skeptic.

–Jerome Liebling, The People, Yes, 1995


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Minneapolis Institute of Arts