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By Ann C  “Perhaps true, total photography, he thought, is a pile of fragments of private images, against the creased background of massacres and coronations.”  “Adventures of a Photographer”  (Calvino 186)      Photo by Katie, Flickr username: At~A~Glance               This picture, Incomplete, relates to several topics that we discussed in class and saw in the readings.  […]

“In front of the lens, I am at the same time: the one I think I am, the one I want others to think I am, the one the photographer thinks I am, and the one he makes use of to exhibit his art.” Barthes Camera Lucida 13 Cosplay is when a person dress up as a […]

 KevinL “It is only when they have the photos before their eyes that they seem to take tangible possession of the day spent … Everything else can drown in the unreliable shadow of memory” – Calvino Adventures of a Photographer 177 Photo: Arbron  It seems that photography has become a crutch for the human memory. […]

“The line between the reality that is photographed because it seems beautiful to us and the reality that seems beautiful because it has been photographed is very narrow” ~Calvino Adventures of a Photographer 179 This picture is of a flower that most people would deem beautiful if they looked at it. The real question is […]

Assignment: Find a photographic resource on the web that you like, and write a blog post that explains what it is and how it relates to our course. Be specific about the things you like about it. Describe the images that you see. Make connections between the site and our recent course readings. Tell us […]

It seems to me that the blogging assignment I gave you on Thursday — writing about Arthur Conan Doyle’s “A Scandal in Bohemia” and Italo Calvino’s “The Adventures of a Photographer” — didn’t provide a particularly fun or easy introduction to the world of blogging. So, I want to open up an alternative topic for […]