Photographs

Famous quotes containing the word photographs:

    All photographs are there to remind us of what we forget. In this—as in other ways—they are the opposite of paintings. Paintings record what the painter remembers. Because each one of us forgets different things, a photo more than a painting may change its meaning according to who is looking at it.
    John Berger (b. 1926)

    A way of certifying experience, taking photographs is also a way of refusing it—by limiting experience to a search for the photogenic, by converting experience into an image, a souvenir. Travel becomes a strategy for accumulating photographs.
    Susan Sontag (b. 1933)

    As photographs give people an imaginary possession of a past that is unreal, they also help people to take possession of space in which they are insecure.
    Susan Sontag (b. 1933)