What’s in a photograph?

 

‘a picture is worth a thousand words a picture.’

 

Here Ian Bogost riffs on photographs through the lens — buh dum tiss — of Garry Winogrand’s work:

Seeing Things from Ian Bogost on Vimeo.

 

Garry Winogrand is one of my favorite photographers; he captures life as it is, precisely because he is not interested in premeditated, composed work — no framing, just taking pictures.

 

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The Flip

Is there a better way to capture the human event apart from cataloging with exposures of light?

 

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The zoo is understood entirely with one simple photograph, not because of excessive thought behind the image itself, but despite it; it is known because it is the zoo, nothing more.

 

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