Photography and Writing

Sun 16th September, 2012 @ 12:23pm by charlottehickmott

“Photography is a fantastic tool to do certain things, just as writing is a fantastic tool to do other things that are somehow - and inexplicably - related to those earlier ones. Many photographers deny that relationship. The idea is that written language is unable to express what photography can convey. And that is true, but it misses the most important point: The written language can say things that photographs could not even dream to show. Photography, in other words, is just as flawed as the written language. This is, crucially, how photography and writing are related: They both speak of the world, in their uniquely flawed and imperfect and beautiful ways.”

Joerg Colberg



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