Posted on October 17, 2013
Make a picture that strives to demonstrate empathy for a subject you may not have necessarily felt a sense of emotional connection to before.
— Zun Lee
“Robert Capa famously said “if your pictures aren’t good enough you aren’t close enough.” Many interpret this quote as referring to physical proximity. However, the closeness Capa spoke about also encompasses emotional closeness, or empathy toward a subject or subject matter. Caring about a subject (whilst not necessarily sympathizing) makes a visible difference in how we photograph, I believe.”