Two Stops Down

A journal on photography by Thomas Riggs

The Two Worlds

Henri-Cartier Bresson, Images à la Sauvette (1952):

I believe that, through the act of living, the discovery of oneself is made concurrently with the discovery of the world around us, which can mould us, but which can also be affected by us.

A balance must be established between these two worlds – the one inside us, and the one outside us. As the result of a constant reciprocal process, both these worlds come to form a single one. And it is this world that we must communicate.

This article was published on 15 March 2011.