I read it, not good for my blood pressure.
Little is known about is life, and less about his intentions, except as they can be inferred from his work.
How true ! And this should be obligion enuff for people like Szarkowsky to leave him alone with interpretations and assumptions and insinuations. If there is anything which still can make me really wild then it is the intellectual blahblah of those who make their living with enlightening us about other peoples photos.
Atget was a simple man doing a simple thing, obviously too simple for many to leave him just beeing what he really was.
So my answer to Szarkowsky would be: "Leave me alone , Szarkowsky, I don't need your genius. I got the photos !"
BTW is Szarkowsky a photog himself ?
"When I hear the word 'culture' I reach for my gun"