Dr. Greg's Historical & Modern Photography
October 14th, 2021
Almost every morning I view some article, etc. about photography. I've done that for many years. Photography should be a medium of communication. As I tell anyone who asks: "Photography is about making a statement". It's at this point that I begin to sound like the philosopher/photographer I am. Yesterday in Melissa's 101 class I was asked about the relationship of photography and philosophy. My comment was that photography is about making a statement/claim and philosophy is about searching for the truth value of that claim. Every photographer should be a philosopher.
Today I ran across an interview of a photographer who made several comments with which I agree. Brooke DiDonato might be a realist, perhaps a surrealist? In many of her images the humor comes through as the important claim. In some of her images there is a darkness. I particularly related to her use of the human body (frequently her own) in various places. Heres one:
I have to admit it resonates with me as a scholar. I've always too many books or files to get to them all. Here are some of the sites I looked at while learning about her work: https://www.thisiscolossal.com/interviews/interview-brooke-didonato/
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