• Regarding Photographs: Photo Criticism

    15 days ago - By Peta Pixel

    The previous essays in this series have tried to develop some ideas about what happens when people look at photos. The realism, that mass of realistic detail, causes a visceral reaction: we feel, we react, we think, a little as if we were transported by the photograph into the scene itself.
    We find ourselves, a little, in an imagined but somehow complete world. This world is a version of reality we build from the picture itself, from what we know of the picture, from captions and other surrounding material, but also from who we are, what we know, what we remember. We build, each of us, a...
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