TFTW #3: Ritchin on hyperphotography


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

Just as the novel, poetry, and the memoir have explored the permutations of memory, so too might the digital photograph evoke a more complex past. Rather than a single, inarguable reference point that is to thought to be truer than human recollection, it can serve as an element in a web of other supporting and contradictory imagery, sounds and texts, a menu of possible interpretations, a malleable dreamscape and memory magnet…Holistically, the photograph sprouts electronic roots and branches and is, in turn, entwined by other media.

Fred Ritchin, After Photography (New York: W.W. Norton, 2009), p. 59.

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