Sunday, September 1, 2013

Sunday Sentence: Mathew Brady: Portraits of a Nation by Robert Wilson

Simply put, the best sentence(s) I've read this past week, presented out of context and without commentary.

All photographs imply the presence of a human viewer, of course--the person who points the camera.  But more explicitly, perhaps, than had yet been done in this medium, Brady introduced what might be called first-person photography, an assertion that a photograph is not just the doings of a sunbeam, an objective rendering of a scene, but a view created, in effect, by an individual consciousness.

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