I have decided to reread Vilém Flusser’s (1983) book: Towards a Philosophy of Photography for the reason I previously found it inspiring in my Documentary module and I hope to gain some more insight. In particular the concept of informative images as opposed to redundant images and how these two types of images effect us as we are enveloped in the 'Photographic Universe’ - (Flusser, 1983).
Tag: Walter Benjamin
The Photographic Activity of Postmodernism – Douglas Crimp (1993)
Postmodernism has been a slippery concept for me to grasp in the past. By reading ‘The Photographic Activity of Postmodernism’ by Douglas Crimp (1993), I aim to get a better grasp of it and to relate it back to my own work if applicable.
The Work of Art in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction – Walter Benjamin (1936)
I found this essay quite challenging to read but after reading through approximately three times I found I grasped a lot of the concepts. This made for a rewarding experience and made me think hard concerning the original art work's (and indeed the photograph's) authenticity.