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the world as an endless hall of mirrors

Posted in Books, Photoblog, Photography, Theory of Photography by Rollfilm on September 10, 2006

“Postmodernist art accepts the world as an endless hall of mirrors, as a place where all we are is images, […], and where all we know are images […]. There is no place in the postmodern world for a belief in the authenticitiy of experience, in the sanctitiy of the individual artist’s vision, in genius or originality. What postmodernist art finally tells us is that things have been used up, that we are at the end of the line, that we are all prisoners of what we see. Clearly these are disconcerting and radical ideas, and it takes no great imagination to see that photography, as a nearly indiscriminate producer of images, is in large parts resposible for them.”

Andy Grundberg – “The Crisis of the Real”

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  1. Suzan said, on September 10, 2006 at 3:13 pm

    I love the postmodern view. It’s something undeniable I think.

  2. cha said, on September 10, 2006 at 3:38 pm

    yes.


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