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If you want a close-up view

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A telephoto lens is all right for animals or sport but too intrusive for people who are unaware. If you want a close-up view you should move yourself if it is possible. The trouble is that so many photographers seem afraid to move in. -Lord Snowdon


to photograph someone is a sublimated murder

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Still, there is something predatory in the act of taking a picture. To photograph people is to violate them, by seeing them as they never see themselves, by having knowledge of them they can never have; it turns people into objects that can be symbolically possessed. Just as the camera is a sublimation of the gun, to photograph someone is a sublimated murder - a soft murder, appropriate to a sad, frightened time. -Susan Sontag,


photographs are incitements to reverie

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A photograph is both a pseudo-presence and a token of absence. Like a wood fire in a room, photographs - especially those of people, of distant landscapes and faraway cities, of the vanished past - are incitements to reverie. -Susan Sontag


There is the surface

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The ultimate wisdom of the photographic image is to say, 'There is the surface. Now think - or rather feel, intuit - what is beyond it, what the reality must be like if it looks that way. 'Photographs, which cannot themselves explain anything, are inexhaustible invitations to deduction, speculation, and fantasy... The very muteness of what is, hypothetically, comprehensible in photographs is what constitutes their attraction and provocativeness. -Susan Sontag


there has to be distance

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Between photographer and subject, there has to be distance. The camera doesn’t rape or even possess, though it may presume, intrude, trespass, distort, exploit, and at farthest reach of methaphor, assassinate.... -Susan Sontag


Photography has powers

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Photography has powers that no other image-system has ever enjoyed because, unlike the earlier ones, it in not dependent on an image maker.


the revenge of the intellect upon art

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Interpretation is the revenge of the intellect upon art. -Susan Sontag, 1964


...to photograph is to frame

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...to photograph is to frame, and to frame is to exclude. -Susan Sontag


a photograph has only one language

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In contrast to the written account-- which, depending on its complexity of thought, reference, and vocabulary, is pitched at a larger or smaller readership-- a photograph has only one language and is destined potentially for all. -Susan Sontag


click with people

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"It is more important to click with people than to click the shutter"

Alfred Eisenstaedt



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