photography: bruce davidson

“ To discover the unknow is not a prerogative of Sinbad, of Eric the Red, or of Copernicus. Each and every man is a discoverer. He begins by discovering bitterness, saltiness, concavity, smoothness, harshness, the seven colours of the rainbow and the twenty-some letters of the alphabet; he goes on to visages, maps, animals and stars. He ends with doubt, or with faith, and the almost certainty of his own ignorance.”

Jorge Luis Borges, From the prologue of Atlas

Photo: Bruce Davidson, Clown and Circus Tent, 1958