Alécio de Andrade: Chiens, Cachorros, Dogs
…A photograph is like a poem. Something which is offered to us. A thing happens, something ephemeral. You have to be synchronized with it. There are things, photographs, that I have the feeling I never took.
Photography takes note of the world, it shows it but doesn’t change it. I don’t believe art changes the world. It goes as far as meaning and wanting to change the world.
To me it’s essential for photography to be rooted in the instantaneous. It must merge with the instantaneous in order to reveal a vision of the world, a synthesis of its mystery, its objects and its things. And photography may only acquire greatness when it is able to convey the authenticity of the transitory elements of the world.