Time Exposure and Snapshot

22Nov09

Duve, Thierry de. ‘Time Exposure and Snapshot: The Photograph as Paradox’ Photography Theory ed. by James Elkins (New York; London: Routledge, 2007) 109-123

p.109

Seen as live evidence, the photograph cannot fail to designate, outside of itself, the death of the referent, the accomplished past, the suspension of time. And seen as a deadening artifact, the photograph indicates that life outside continues, time flows by, and the captured object has slipped away.

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