Wednesday, March 14, 2007

Roman Vishniac

I won't tell you when he lived, what cameras he used, when how and why he took these photographs or what people are depicted in them. I won't tell you the stories behind some of these photographs, stories which inspired books to be written.

Nu o sa va spun intre ca ani a trait, ce aparate foto folosea, cand cum si de ce a facut aceste fotografii sau ce oameni apar in ele. Nu o sa va spun povestile din spatele unor fotografii, povesti dupa care s-au scris carti.

"These are the faces of children I embraced and kissed and loved. I cannot imagine that they are dead, that none would survive... A million and a half children among the six million... But this I knew... I wanted to save their faces, not their ashes."

Roman Vishniac