Fine Art Photography

Photography as Creative Writing

October 2, 2010

By Conor Risch


Singh did not identify the locations where most of the photographs were made, preferring to leave her reader to react to the image alone.

“I have always wondered if photography could aspire to the state of literature,” says Dayanita Singh. With the help of a Robert Gardner Fellowship from Harvard’s Museum of Archeology and Ethnology, which gives photographers funding to publish a book on the human condition, Singh set out to “challenge myself and the basic idea of a photo book,” she says. The...

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