Photography

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After reading Susan Sontag’s book, you will see photography in a completely different light.

A way of certifying experience, taking photographs is also a way of refusing it – by limiting experience to a search for the photogenic, by converting experience into an image, a souvenir. Travel becomes a strategy for accumulating photographs. The very activity of taking pictures is soothing, and assuages general feelings of disorientation that are likely to be exacerbated by travel. Most tourists feel compelled to put the camera between themselves and whatever is remarkable that they encounter. Unsure of other responses, they take a picture. This gives shape to experience: stop, take a picture, and move on.”

2 Comments

  1. g.
    Posted April 15, 2014 at 12:45 am | Permalink

    unconsciously, this is the reason I have no photographs taken during my favourite London walks. except the last one. I treasure the most beautiful pictures in me heart. :) x

  2. Posted June 11, 2014 at 9:17 am | Permalink

    Sometimes a picture is worth more than a 1000 words. And sometimes pictures are the only way to remember things…
    I will never stop taking photos! and I cherish the ones I took during my visits to other countries because I never know when I can go back, maybe never…

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