on photographs

“Photographs do not simply record; their fascination is not simply that of preservation. Photographs transform their subjects. They have the power to make even the most familiar objects appear strange, the most chaotic events appear structured, or the most mundane objects appear burdened with meaning. Photographs seem to reveal to us things that cannot be seen with the eyes alone.”

Barbara Savedoff,

Transforming Images: How Photography Complicates the Picture

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