PHOTOGRAPHY A ‍Concise ‍History

Oxford University Press, New York & Toronto, 1981

Colour allows habitual contexts to‍ ‍be seen afresh, and makes possible an ‍innocence of‍ ‍vision. It ‍also opens photography to a ‍whole range of ‍concerns which come traditionally within the range of painting. Robert Walker, a‍ ‍Canadian, has density and weight of colour for his subjects in pictures where variously saturated hues describe objects which in ‍turn weigh on struts and supports. He works in ‍colour as ‍Miró does in ‍painting where intensely coloured elements declare themselves emphatically on ‍pale ground.

Ian Jeffrey