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The decision is difficult. Or you know right away. Or you go back and forth. And back …
Twenty-one artists select “the one” photograph from their creative output that merits this distinction, at this moment or upon a thorough review of their oeuvre—regardless of its format, its subject, or the year it was taken. No less diverse than the pictures are the motivations that drive their choices: it may just be their favorite right now; or it was taken in unusual circumstances, at a particular junction in their lives or oeuvres; perhaps it brings back recollections; or is it the motif that makes this photograph special?
The show presents a snapshot of an ongoing process: photographs of particular significance, picked and nominated for an exhibition—stars for a few days—while raising the question: Among a great numbers of photographs, is there one that is “the one”? Or is, as Plato thought, everything that exists derivative of the one?