Quote 15: On Photography's True Strength by Joerg Colberg

In photography, we never see a before or after. We only see a moment, a carefully selected moment, and we are given the gift of being able to look at something we never get to experience in real life: Time stopped, death told to wait. Photography’s limitation, the fact that it’s a moment gone already, turns into its true strength, confronting us with our own desires, and our mortality.

Source: Essay by Joerg Colberg, Meditations on Photographs: Jacob Israel Avedon, Sarasota, FL May 17, 1971 by Richard Avedon