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The Photographer

The Photographer — Photo-Artistry by kenne

“In America,
the photographer is not simply
the person who records the past,
but the one who invents it.”

— Susan Sontag


Word Up: Susan Sontag

“I must change my life so that I can live in it, not wait for it.” Susan Sontag

Word Up

| Famous Quotation #2O9 |

«Photographs do not seem to be statements about the world so mush
as pieces of it, miniatures of reality, that anyone can make or acquire.» — Susan Sontag

Heart lifting

The joys of spring are so apparent that they’re almost not worth naming. I part the curtains with anticipation every morning, noting the growth of my long-nurtured perennials and the return of familiar weeds. 551 more words


qotd: happiness

Happiness is not to be aimed at; it is a by-product of activity aimed at—

—Susan Sontag, Reborn: Journals and Notebooks, 1947-1963

Book Blog

Time's Relentless Melt

Photograph by Walker Evans

“It is a nostalgic time right now, and photographs actively promote nostalgia. Photography is an elegiac art, a twilight art. Most subjects photographed are, just by virtue of being photographed, touched with pathos. 111 more words


Alexander Rodchencko, Stairs, 1930

Needing to have reality confirmed and experience enhanced by photographs is an aesthetic consumerism to which everyone is now addicted. Industrial societies turn their citizens into image-junkies; it is the most irresistible form of mental pollution. 153 more words