Reflection: Using pictures to tell a story (Death of the Author)

Reflection or is this contemplating. A very clarifying thought and differentiation by Hurn, between Picture story and essay, where the latter is apparent a dissertation on a personal view, open to interpretation and control over the viewer’s interpreted narrative; where the story is a much more directive, a more...

Camera Lucida – Roland Barthes

May 29, 2020

An intriguing and inspiring, almost emotional but very personal essay on photography, or better, photograph, by one of the greater thinkers, theorist, philosopher and (photo-)critics if the 20th century.   Bathes tries to find personal meaning and reason in his perceived emotion in photographs. Never in a technical or...

Regarding the pain of others – Susan Sontag (2013 e-book edition)

May 23, 2020

In this, rather well readable essay, Susan Sontag contemplates in a rather repetitive manner about atrocities depicted in photographs and how the viewer is affected by it. She does not really make a firm point, besides her personal findings on the position of an image (context), the possible influence...