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The only objective truth that photographs offer is the assertion that somebody or something... was somewhere and took a picture.
Black-and-white photos tell the truth. That's why insurance companies use them.
The photograph is an incomplete utterance, a message that depends on some external matrix of conditions and presuppositions for its readability.
Documentary is thought to be art when it transcends its reference to the world, when the work can be regarded, first and foremost, as an act of self-expression on the part of the artist.
How does photography serve to legitimate and normalize existing power relationships?... How is historical and social memory preserved, transformed, restricted and obliterated by photographs?
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Here take back the stuff that I am, nature, knead it back into the dough of being, make of me a bush, a cloud, whatever you will, even a man, only no longer make me me.
Georg Christoph Lichtenberg
January 15, 1951
August 10, 2013
Allan Sekula was an American photographer, writer, filmmaker, theorist and critic. From 1985 until his death in 2013, he taught at California Institute of the Arts.
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