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Jungle Speaks

photographs violate people

Nov 19, 2018

This really 'serious'.

Susan Sontag

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To photograph people is to violate them, by seeing them as they never see themselves, by having knowledge of them that they can never have. It turns people into objects that can be symbolically possessed. Just as a camera is a sublimation of the gun, to photograph someone is a subliminal murder, a soft murder, appropriate to a sad, frightened time.