TFTW #6: Azoulay on the image as statement


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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One Response to “TFTW #6: Azoulay on the image as statement”

  1. Peter RaffeltWeshalb Manipulation den Unterschied macht - Peter Raffelt

    […] darauf zu lenken, was ein Foto bewirkt und nicht allein darauf was es uns zeigt. Ganz im Sinne von Ariella Azoulay müssen wir die Aussage eines Fotos als Teil einer Summe von Aussagen begreifen. Nur so können […]


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