the thing itself

There are many differences between a subject and its photograph. However, the most important differences may be that the subject continues to move throughout time, while the photograph stays still and remains the same as the moment it was taken. This difference might be what may make the photograph more important than its actual subject. The photograph captures a moment and if its without manipulation, it is a way to keep that moment forever, or as long as the photograph itself may last.  John Szarkowski said in ” The Photographer’s Eye”, “the image would survive the subject, and become the remembered reality.” and that is why the photograph becomes more important.

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One Response to the thing itself

  1. rmichals says:

    good comment. The photograph captures one particular moment in time, the thing itself continues to age.

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