gelatin silver print, 11,8 x 9,2 cm / 4,7 x 3,7 inch
The artist and writer Dorothy NORMAN (1905-1997) reported an exchange, both comical and revealing of the spirit of the series Equivalents, between STIEGLITZ and a man concerning one of these photographs:
Man: [looking at a Stieglitz’s photo of ’Equivalents’] Is this a photograph of water?
Stieglitz: What difference does it make of what it is a photograph?
Man: But is it a photograph of water?
Stieglitz: I tell you it does not matter.
Man: Well, then, is it a picture of the sky?
Stieglitz: It happens to be a picture of the sky. But I cannot understand why that is of any importance.
In: ’Minor White, A Living Remembrance’, Dorothy Norman, in ’Aperture’, 1984, p. 9.