Verschenen in 1977 – niet echt van deze tijd – maar nog altijd interessant en stimulerend is Susan Sontag’s ‘On Photography’. Enkele citaten:
“All photographs are memento mori. To take a photograph is to participate in another person’s (or thing’s) mortality, vulnerability, mutability. Precisely by slicing out this moment and freezing it, all photographs testify to time’s relentless melt.”
“We have a modern notion of embellishment – beauty is not inherent in anything; it is to be found, by another way of seeing – as well as a wider notion of meaning, which photography’s many uses illustrate and powerfully reinforce.”
Susan Sontag, On Photography, 1977.
Foto’s: Martin Pulaski (Zelfportret, Het huwelijk van Grace Kelly)