Family Secrets: Acts of Memory and Imagination

13Nov09

Kuhn, Annette., Family secrets: acts of memory and imagination (London: Verso, 2002)

p.154

It is but the shortest step from this to acknowledging that photographs may ‘speak’ silence, absence, and contradiction as much as, indeed more than, presence, truth or authenticity; and that while in the production of memory photographs might often repress this knowledge, they can also be a means of questioning identities and memories and of generating new ones.

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