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Text by Christie Davis and Darius Himes and David Campany and John D'Agata and Laura Steward and Leah Ollman and Michael Fried and Teju Cole.
Radius Books, 2017. 64 pp., 10 illustrations, 10x12".

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Photography is omnipresent; everyone is photographing everything. How do artists and writers reconcile this voracious urge to photograph with a photographic aesthetic and methodology that has tended to value “less is more?”

One pairs artists and writers to think about this question. Eight photographers — Marco Breuer, Thomas Joshua Cooper, John Gossage, Trevor Paglen, Alison Rossiter, Victoria Sambunaris, Rebecca Norris Webb and James Welling — were asked to submit one image on the theme of minimalism. Eight writers — David Campany, Teju Cole, Christie Davis, John D’Agata, Michael Fried, Darius Himes, Leah Ollman and Laura Steward — were enlisted to respond to those submissions, each paired with a specific image. The results offer a probing assessment of Antoine de Saint-Exupery’s maxim: “Perfection is achieved, not when there is nothing more to add, but when there is nothing left to take away.”

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