Philip Jones Griffiths (1936-2008)
years-and-10 than as a photojournalist. The little box
worn around the neck is the ultimate passport that affords
every possible experience, from the "morning with paupers,
evening with princes" scenario to a month in an Aids ward.
If you want to be able to check out the world for yourself,
get a camera." - Philip Jones Griffiths (2007)
Photographer Philip Jones Griffiths has died. Here is the notice from Magnum and the obituary from The New York Times is here. You can find a Guardian column that Jones Griffiths wrote this past fall here.
"While approaching subjects for the purpose of confirming
preconceptions gains nothing, the fact remains that over
time patterns do emerge.
Simply put, they are the "haves" exploiting the "have-nots."
Greed manifests itself as the great motivator in world events.
Capturing the excesses is never easy, and revealing the
underlying machinations even less so."