A photograph is not only an image (as a painting is an image), an interpretation of the real; it is also a trace, something directly stenciled off the real, like a footprint or a death mask.
Susan Sontag, „On Photography“
The Mediterranean is a thousand things at the same time. Not just a landscape, but countless landscapes. Not just a sea, but a string of seas. Not just a civilization, but many civilizations… The Mediterranean is an age-old crossroads. For thousands of years, everything has converged on this sea, disturbing and enriching its history.
A photograph isn’t necessarily a lie, but nor is it the truth. It’s more of a fleeting, subjective impression. What I most like about photography is the moment that you can’t anticipate: you have to be constantly watching for it, ready to welcome the unexpected.Martine Franck (2. April 1938 – 17. August 2012)