Susan Sontag – On Photography
To collect photographs is to collect the world. Movies and television program lights up the walls, flicker, and go out, but with still photogrpahs the image is also an object, lightwiehgt, cheap to produce, easy to carry about, acuumulate, store. p.174.
그러나 이제 디지털 이미지 시대에서 analog photograph와 digital phograph의 차이에 주목해야 한다. 나는.
To photograph is to appropriate the thing photographed. p.174.
photograph seems to have a more innocent, and therefore more accurate, relation to visible reality than do other mimetic objects. p.175.
A photograph can be treated as a narrowly selective transparency. p.176.
Ther is an aggression implicit in every use of the camera. technology made possible an ever increasing spread of that mentality which looks at the world as a set of potential photographs. p.176.
The subsequent industrialization of camera technology only carried out a promise inferent in photography from its very beginning to democratize all experiences by translating them into images. 이미지의 민주화에 기여했다고 본다. ㅔ.176.
Like every mass art form, photography is not practiced by most people as an art. it is mainly a social rite, a defense against anxiety, and a tool of power. p.176.
a way of certifying experiences, taking photographs is also a way of refusing it. by limiting experience to a search for the photogenic, by converting experiences into an images, a souvenir. p.177.
A photograph is not just the result of an encounter between an event and a photographer; picture-taking is an event in itself. Our very sense of situation is now articulated by the camera’s interventions. p.178.
Photograph is essentially an act of non-intervention. p.178.
The act of photographing is more than passive observing. p.178.