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ROBERT MOTTAR

 

 

THE WAR WITH BEDROCK, FEBRUARY 1959
CHESAPEAKE BAY BRIDGE, APRIL 1962
THE BUILDING OF A TURNPIKE , NOVEMBER 1947

 

 

CM - correspondence re ROBERT MOTTAR

 

WHAT SHOULD FORTUNE PHOTOGRAPHS DO?

"The picture is quiet and true. Since I am writing about photography let me point out that this picture is a better part of the story at hand than either a drawing or a painting would be. There is a profitable and well-run cracker firm in a sweaty part of the town, there is a knot of men talking on the pavement about anything but crackers, amidst the irrelevant trucks. This is where Mal-o-Mars are cooked and this is where last week's newspaper meets the gutter too. And the Strand Hotel becomes famous for flavour. My point is Fortune photographs should take a long look at a subject, get into it, and without shouting, tell a lot about it." to R.D. Paine, 23.7.48 (Walker Evans at Work).

June 1948, Jerry Cooke at Nabisco

 

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