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p.3 Barthes ‘wanted to learn at all costs what Photography was “in itself,” by what essential feature it was to be distinguished from the community of images. p.4 What the Photograph reproduces to infinity has occurred only once: the Photograph mechanically repeats what could never be repeated existentially. p.5 The Photograph is never anything but […]

“From Today, Cinema is Dead” Dai Vaughan in For Documentary: Twelve Essays. By Dai Vaughan, University of California Press, London, 1999. p.182 The point of photography is not that it mimics definitively the experience of seeing an object, but that its relation to that object is a necessary rather than contingent one. p.182 The visual […]