"If the decisive moment reflects reality in tune with the photographer's intuition, flawlessly combining composition and timing, then the abandoned moment is the consequence of a fractional instant of surrender. This collection, made over a 40-year period by renowned photographer Ed Kashi, reveals imprecise glimpses of transitory events filled with frenetic energy - the chaos of everyday life. Embodying photography's intrinsic power, they preserve moments that can never occur again in exactly the same time and space.
"When geometry, mood, and possibility unite to unintentionally create something new, the magical and fictional qualities of still photography capture the unplanned essence of existence. In contrast to his journalistic approach of deep personal connection and keen observation, this work is about capturing the untamed energy of a moment with abandon."
From Alison Nordström's essay, "On Recollection," in "Abandoned Moments: A Love Letter to Photography."
VII Insider Book Club
Join Ed on March 8, 2022, at 10 AM EST for a VII Insider Book Club conversation with Ziyah Gafic about "Abandoned Moments."