Fantasy and Information

Photographs are, of course, artifacts. But their appeal is that they also seem, in a world littered with photographic relics, to have the status of found objects – unpremeditated slices of the world. Thus, they trade simultaneously on the prestige of art and the magic of the real. They are clouds of fantasy and pellets of information.

Susan Sontag | On Photography

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~ by Phil Nesmith on August 16, 2007.

 
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