• Regarding Photographs: And In Conclusion

    5 monthes ago - By Peta Pixel

    This is the end of my essay series on how we see and think about photographs. While I could certainly ramble on more or less forever, this is a good place to stop.
    I started from a simple thesis, a single idea: that we react to a photograph differently than we do to, say, a painting or a drawing. We react to a photograph of a bus a little bit in the same way we react to an actual, real, bus. While we might react to a drawing of a bus a little as if we were reacting to a real bus, we react to a photograph more as if it were a real bus.
    Because we see the bus as, in a way, “real” we respond...
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