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 …

Pictures and Words

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Robert Frank said, ‘Above all, life for a photographer cannot be a matter of indifference, and it is important to see what is invisible to others’. (cited in Hirsch, 2001, pg 9). I define my work as documentary storytelling, and my current project is ‘Unfinished Stories’ of Cambodians that I have known for two decades, who suffered but survived the Khmer Rouge Genocide. I …