Some notes on Ariella Azoulay’s writing

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These notes are not a full book review – more the key points that struck me, appropriate to my project work. On ‘The Civil Contract of Photography‘, 2008 Interesting thoughts on Jonathan Walker’s palm .. he had it photographed (1845) with the SS tattoo he received (as a slave stealer). He was imprisoned for freeing slaves, so his photograph was …

Truth in Photographs

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There are many different philosophical theories of truth – pragmatism, coherence, realism, correspondence, language etc. That said, it is indeed TRUE that there are many theories. That is a truth in its own right, which we would all accept. We also have generally accepted notions of truth – night follows day; one plus one equals two; the Moon orbits the Earth; iso/shutter …