“Taking pictures is a taken for granted part of leisure activities; but looking at them is marginal.” – Don Slater, Domestic Photography and Digital Culture (1995)
A list of over 100 books curated by Danae Renieri for photography lovers to read, be aware of or enrich their libraries with.
“Needing to have reality confirmed and experience enhanced by photographs is an aesthetic consumerism to which everyone is now addicted.” – Susan Sontag, On Photography (1990)
“The snapshot version of life appears to be characterized by outwardly visible evidence of socially accepted and positively valued change. Snapshots celebrate change by visually representing events in life that make a difference-difference in the direction of success and happiness.” – Richard Chalfen, Snapshot versions of life (1987)
Completed a 6-week online photography course offered by the Museum of Modern Art on Coursera.
“For Death must be somewhere in a society; if it is no longer (or less intensely) in religion, it must be elsewhere; perhaps in this image which produces Death while trying to preserve life. Contemporary with the withdrawal of rites, Photography may correspond to the intrusion, in our modern society, of an asymbolic Death, outside of religion, outside of ritual, a kind of abrupt dive into literal Death.” – Ronald Barthes, Camera Lucida (1981)
“Think back to your childhood. Can you remember it? Or do the images that come to mind resemble the photographs you have been shown of your childhood? Has photography quietly replaced your memories with its own?” – Geoffrey Batchen, Burning with Desire (2004)