As part of Sara Terry’s Guest Artist Series of 10(X) Editions, she created an edit of Ed Kashi’s work, based on his blog post, Imperfectly Invisible.
“When Ed Kashi and I decided to make a book together, I began looking through his Instagram feed to see what poem was waiting to be written with his images. One of them reminded me of a blog post he’d made in 2016, which resonated with a lot of us in the photography world. You can read “Imperfectly Invisible” here. This is the excerpt that inspired my edit of the book:
“I have spent a lifetime trying to become invisible. As a documentarian my goal is to disappear, to observe without disturbing the world I’m trying to capture. It is obviously impossible to actually achieve this, but that hasn’t stopped me from trying. Disappearing into the background is an effective strategy to bear witness to moments that would otherwise be inaccessible. Candid intimacy is the term I’ve used to describe my work, and my vanishing into nothingness is the imperative. But what happens when you become so expert at this that you begin to disappear in your own life?” — Ed Kashi
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