写真とことば - 世界の写真家編 -

Photographical Words - Photographers in the World -

みなさんこんにちは、FRAME TOKYOのKYOSUKEです。変わらずお元気でしょうか。







少しでもシェアできたらと思い、" 写真と言葉-日本の写真家編- " という記事を書かせて頂きました。今回はその続きである"世界の写真家編"をお送りしたいと思います。

世界には数え切れないほどの素晴らしい写真家さんがいらっしゃいますよね。みなさんは一体どの写真家がお好きですか? この記事では勝手ではありますが、僕が個人的に尊敬する外国人写真家の言葉を集めてみました。


Hi everyone. I am KYOUSKE. How are you doing ? I hope everyone is doing well, and staying safe and healthy in such a difficult time.

It is almost new year, and what are you excited about new year?

We have lots of joyful events, such as christmas, new year party and parade...etc.

I am personally excited about spending my free time with my favorite books and coffee in a very quiet New York during the new year vacation.

I really miss to spend new year in Japan because there are lots of delicious food and traditional food called Osechi, and I could enjoy them with my friends and family if I went back to Tokyo. But I cannot get such delicious Japanese food in NY, and I cannot watch fun Japanese TV shows in here.

Therefore, I always tend to imagine how

I could spend such a good time in Tokyo if

I went back there in NY. It is kind of sad thing, however instead of that, I enjoy reading favorite books and having favorite coffee in a quiet room during vacation every year. This is also good because I cannot usually spend my free time slowly and calmly. Anyway I hope I can go back to Japan soon.

Now I would like to talk about this article.

My previous article was mainly about how professional street photographers in Japan, such as Daido Moriyama and Nobuyoshi Araki were thinking about their photos, and

I collected some quotes from them to analyze their photographic knowledges and habits. For this time, I would like to share some great quotes from professional street photographers in the world and think how they also try to think about street photography as well as last article.

I know there are so many great photographers in the world, and I am curious who you like. For this time, I would like to chose some impressive masters and share their quotes. I hope the article will help your street snaps. Let's get started !!


André Kertész


" Seeing is not enough; you have to feel what you photograph. "

" 撮るものを見るだけでなく、感じなくてはいけない"





If we look back the process of shooting, we can recognize that we mainly shoot like below.

1: see and find something with your eyes

2: feel something

3: shoot

I think that process is the typical one, and I felt that André Kertész told us how the process of feeling was important and photographer needed to focus on sensing carefully something rather than just find and shoot after I saw his quote. I think if we can shoot what we feel, not we only see, we would be able to get our unique photos because everyone can see one object in the almost same way, however, we do not have same perspectives and feeling, which means that we are not same and that is why André Kertész says feeling is very important for shooting street photography.


Saul Leiter


" I take photos on my neighborhood. I think that mysterious things happen in familiar places. We do not always need to run to the other end of the world. "

" いつも近所の周りを撮りますよ。だって不思議なことや面白いことは自分の良く知っている場所に起こると思うから。だから写真を撮るのにそんなに遠くの果てに行かなくてもいいんです。"