Tuesday, January 05, 2010

Kapuscinski the photographer


Photo: © Nacho Hernandez

Ryszard Kapuscinski is one of my favorite writers.

An exhibition in Madrid (until January 10th) now shows some of the photos he took while criss-crossing the African continent, working as a journalist for the Polish Press Agency. It was interesting to see in images some of what he writes about so well but, when it comes to photographing Africa, he is definitely no Sebastiao Salgado.

I think that Kapuscinski’s writing is much better than his photography. In his case, a thousand words are worth more than an image. The Shadow of the Sun, Another Day of Life or The Emperor are good examples of his excellent writing about Africa.

3 comments:

  1. Ni lo dudes, ya hablamos sobre alguno de sus libros.

    Buen viaje de regreso y a ver si la próxima nos vemos, que en esta ocasión fue imposible.

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  2. Gracias. Seguimos en contacto.
    Tengo en mente hacer un reportaje sobre Nueva Zelanda/Rugby durante 2010 (antes del Mundia) y quiero hablar contigo para ver si tienes ideas y contactos. Quizas hasta podias escribir el texto tu ... Ya te escribire con detalles cuando lo tenga mas claro.

    Un abrazo,

    n

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