Zitat: Reception

“As the function of the text is subordinate to the image, the text directs our understanding of the image towards the program of the newspaper. It thereby does not explain the image, it confirms it. Besides, we are by now sick and tired of explanations and prefer to stick to the photograph that releases us from the necessity for conceptual, explanatory thought and absolves us from the bother of going into the causes and consequences of the war in Lebanon: In the image we see with our own eyes what the war looks like. The text simply consists of instructions as to how we are to see. “

Villém Flusser, Towards a Philosophy of Photography, Reception of Photographs, 1983

Posted by zsp, 19. Jan 2019
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