In “The Thing Itself,” from The Photographer’s Eye by John Szarkowski, the difference between the subject of the photograph and the photograph is what you are currently seeing in front of you, the reality or the actual photograph. According to John, ” It was the photographer’s problem to see not simply the reality before him but the still invisible picture”. I believe this implies that what you might have a different interpretation of what is going on in a photograph than what you actually see where the photo was taken. The photograph might be more important than the real thing itself because you can remember what happened and visualize the subject photograph. This can be seen in the text when it states “for the image would survive the subject, and become the remembered reality”.

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