Susan Sontag – Quotes from ‘On Photography’

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Quite frankly, I am not a fan of Susan Sontag. I find her work lacking in academic rigour, and very prone to deeply personal judgment – in fact, she and Roland Barthes have much in common on these two counts. I applaud the fact that they ‘take a view’, rather than sitting on the sidelines. But, in taking those views, …

John Berger – Notes

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Chapter 1 .. seeing ‘Seeing comes before words. The child looks and recognises before it can speak’. (pg. 7). ‘The way we see things is affected by what we know or believe’. (pg. 8) ‘The camera showed that the notion of time passing was inseparable from the experience of the visual (except in paintings)’. (pg. 18). ‘The uniqueness of every …