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You never can tell: George Bernard Shaw, the secret snapper – News, People – The Independent

You never can tell: George Bernard Shaw, the secret snapper – News, People – The Independent.

George Bernard Shaw once wrote: “If Velasquez was born today, he would be a photographer and not a painter.” But the Irish playwright may also have thought his true calling lay behind the camera, according to researchers who have rediscovered more than 20,000 of his photographs.

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When asked why he had taken up photography, Shaw once said: “I always wanted to draw and paint. I aspired to be a Michael Angelo, not a Shakespear [sic]. But I could not draw well enough to satisfy myself… So when dry plates and push buttons came into the market I bought a box camera and began pushing the button.”

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