Wednesday, 1 June 2016

A thousand words to understand a picture

Hans Durrer's Framing the World is not a book on photography, nor does it contain photographs. Rather, it deals with questions that are rarely asked in texts that deal with photography and the media: Does a picture really tell more than a thousand words or is it the other way around – that we need a thousand words to understand a picture? Is it true that seeing is believing, or do we simply see what we happen to believe? Are we condemned to see the world in a culturally conditioned way? These and other such questions are posed and answered in the author's quiet and penetrating observations.  
Hans Durrer
Framing the World
Photography, Propaganda and the Media
Alondra Press, Houston, TX, USA 2016

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