WHITE, MINOR. (1908-1976). American photographer and co-founder of the influential photography magazine Aperture. TLS. (“Minor White”). 1p. 4to. N.p., March 9, 1970. To photographer Terry Wild.
“Mike Hoffman and I had a long look at your book of photos on Los Angeles. Both of us like it well enough, but in comparison to about 20 other portfolios we found no way of using any of the photographs in Aperture. I regret that this is so, because the images are well done, show a good scope of subject matter, and a lively interest in the city around you. What seems to be lacking is an intensity and an isolation that gives us your view of the world around you. I don’t know how long you have been photographing, but it seems to me that you have not found your center yet, consequently the work lacks a certain bite. Thank you very much for letting us see your work and we apologize for holding it so long. Best wishes for your continuing to grow in photography… P.S. The prints were sent separately on 11 March 1970.”