"... the act of interpretation not only defines the phenomenon but also produces the phenomenon. Making interpretations is a defining process, a social debate that is the phenomenon as we experience it, not separate from the phenomenon. We’re talking about the relationship between photographer and subject, or any social investigation really. This perspective is a statement about the creation of social meaning: that meaning does not exist independently of the observer, that the search for the centre of gravity shifts the centre of gravity."
"Robert Minden: Photographing Others,” Avis Lang Rosenberg, Vanguard 9:7 (September 1980}
"Andrea & Dewi & Midnight"
Polaroid SX-70 original print
“The figure of the child underscores the temporal aspects of the photograph; time is the child’s otherness. This awareness of time heightens its expression in the work: the blur, the ruptured edge, the picture-within-a-picture, the juxtaposition of old and new.”
Martha Langford, "The Child in Me: A Figure of Photographic Creation" in Depicting Canada’s Children, Wilfrid Laurier University Press (2009) Loren Lerner (Editor)