Articles Tagged with: Ferdinando Scianna
Ferdinando Scianna | Coney Island
NEW YORK CITY—Coney Island, 1985. © Ferdinando Scianna / Magnum Photos

NEW YORK CITY—Coney Island, 1985. © Ferdinando Scianna / Magnum Photos

A photograph is not created by a photographer. What [he/she does] is just open a little window and capture it. The world then writes itself on the film. The act of the photographer is closer to reading than it is to writing. They are the readers of the world.

– Ferdinando Scianna


Ferdinando Scianna | Granada
GRANADA, Spain—Easter Week, 1984 © Ferdinando Scianna / Magnum Photos

GRANADA, Spain—Easter Week, 1984 © Ferdinando Scianna / Magnum Photos

I am a photographer. My work is finding things. I don’t start; I arrive where the real world calls me.

– Ferdinando Scianna

GRANADA, Spain—At an Easter procession, 1984 © Ferdinando Scianna / Magnum Photos

GRANADA, Spain—At an Easter procession, 1984 © Ferdinando Scianna / Magnum Photos

My grandfather was a carpenter, my father was a farmer. Hands don’t just make things, they touch, they dream.

– Ferdinando Scianna

GRANADA, Spain—Holy Week, 1984 © Ferdinando Scianna / Magnum Photos

GRANADA, Spain—Holy Week, 1984 © Ferdinando Scianna / Magnum Photos

I do not think I can change the world with my photographs, but I do firmly believe that a bad picture can make it worse.

– Ferdinando Scianna