In Plato's Cave
* Photographs are usually held to be definitive evidence.
* Photographs impose standards on art, culture, and identity.
* Most people have access to or own cameras.
* Photography has also focused on images of sexuality.
* A photograph conveys a sense of something, but no real information about it.
America, Seen Through Photographs, Darkly
* Whitman strove to see beyond beauty and ugliness into the essential value of a person or an object.
* Streichen photographs gave irrelevant materials relevance.
* Arbus photographed 'freaks' - dissociated victims of society.
* Like modern art, photography seems to lower sensitivities.
* Photography has led to a Surrealist takeover of modern sensibility.
* Photography is frozen in time and is transitory.
* The most ambitious photographic project was done by the Farm Security Administration in 1935.
* Photographs presupposes that reality can be a comprehensible totality.
* Photographs can be made to speak with captions.
The Heroism of Vision
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