June 19, 2020
IN CONVERSATION WITH DAVID GILBERT WRIGHT
Photography by David Gilbert Wright
Interview by Karin Svadlenak Gomez
Four decades of being a photographer inevitably results in the development of both a way of seeing and a way of telling. When David Gilbert Wright first set out as a photographer, he soon realised that although a photograph should ‘speak’ for itself, a story always brought the photograph to life. Now, forty years later, David is writing about his photographs and about photography as one of the most powerful ways of communicating.
"If I could tell the story in words, I wouldn’t need to lug a camera."
"How true that is but equally imagining that a picture is worth a thousand words is also naïve. Photographs in themselves do not have meanings, which is why I like to combine photographs with text. It enables me to tell the story I want to tell." explains David. "Finding a subject and then spending time exploring it photographically and getting to know the people and their stories yields much more interesting results than simply taking pictures of anything and everything."