Saturday, February 5, 2011

Blog Prompt #10

“All photographs are there to remind us of what we forget. In this - as in other ways - they are the opposite of paintings. Paintings record what the painter remembers. Because each one of us forgets different things, a photo more than a painting may change its meaning according to who is looking at it.” - John Berger

I both agree and disagree with this quote. While some photographs can remind us of things we would otherwise forget, some are fabricated just like paintings may be. I do agree though because a camera is better at capturing detail that we might forget because it was left out in a painting.

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