A Native American sends smoke signals in Montana, June 1909.Photograph by Dr. Joseph K. Dixon, National Geographic Creative
Yusuf Sevlinçi, tonight at LE BAL Books …
What is the psychological process through which we understand a photograph?
This simple, straight question would require a doctoral thesis to consider fully and I have a few other obligations during the next three years and I’m sure you do to, but that shouldn’t prevent us from meditating generally on the question as photographers. Read more on fototazo!
"Many of us are prepared to believe that the unintended consequence is the chief product of our technology. Yet it gives us at least a degree of mastery over the world. It is in our experience of art that we have no control, nor should we hope for any. The images in Evidence pose questions of form and content, of intention and meaning, that permit no resolution. Our facilities roused, as William Blake puts it, we continue along the ever-branching paths of speculation. The further we go, the richer and more elusive our findings, and our stopping points can only be arbitrary. Evidence is inexhaustible.”