sábado, 17 de dezembro de 2011

Can An Image Authentically Represent An Era?

"The designation of an image is a kind of visual shorthand, the equivalent of a 'keyword,'" said Martha Rosler -- a New York-based artist and author of "In, around, and afterthoughts (on documentary photography)" -- of Dorothea Lange's "Migrant Mother." "Iconic photographs have loaded upon them the entire presumed meaning of an era. Such an image can be useful as a starting point, but except in seasons of crisis it does not contribute much to understanding."

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