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man & nature # 125 ~ Spring has sprung # 10

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This passage, by Allan Sekula (from Introduction to the Photographic Image in Digital Culture by Martin Lister) seems to have certain relevance for the regular goings on found here on The Landscapist:

... the hidden imperatives of photographic culture drag us in two dictory directions: towards "science" and a myth of "objective truth" on the one hand, and towards "art" and a cult of "subjective experience" on the other. This dualism haunts photography, lending a certain goofy inconsistency to most commonplace assertions about the medium.

I don't know about you but I can't seem to get through a day without making a goofy inconsistent assertion about the medium of photography.

Reader Comments (1)

I like the use of the words myth and cult to describe each side. That cracks me up.

April 17, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMatt

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