Tuesday, October 11, 2011
Which is a roundabout way of getting to the point of this blog. A book review in Sunday's Washington Post featured Errol Morris' book "Believing is Seeing". The book is based on his blog in the New York Times. Quoting the review: "Facts matter in the way that photographs matter: They tell us something but never reveal the whole story. Photographs edit reality: they conceal even as the reveal....A photograph 'brings time forward, but also compresses it, collapses it into one moment.' It is a moment that is found in the image but lost to the present. 'Eternally trapped in the present, we are doomed to perpetually walk 'in front' of the past."