I’m especially keen now at looking into how Europeans edit photographic stories because the have a very different point of view than us Americans. It’s a bit more existential and less obvious. In many ways, it’s liberated from structures that we impose on our storytelling. I love tradition, but if we are all telling stories in the same way, I think we do our subjects a disservice as well as the public.
Maggie Steber via La Lettre de la Photographie.
Maggie Steber is right. That said, Mike Davis is an American photo editor capable of that European sensibility, someone who is attuned to the lyricism of a photograph as well as or instead of its content. http://www.michaelddavis.com/
I wish she would have expounded on some of the differences between the European and American methods and styles of editing. What structures are Americans imposing? What liberates the stories from them?