TFTW #6: Azoulay on the image as statement

January 16, 2012 · by David Campbell · Thought for the Week

TFTW…thought for the week…some quotes to inspire…

A solitary image cannot testify to what is revealed through it, but must be attached to another image, another piece of information, another assertion or description, another grievance or piece of evidence, another broadcast, another transmitter. An image is only ever another statement in a regime of statements.

Ariella Azoulay, The Civil Contract of Photography (New York: Zone Books, 2008), p. 191.

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