Friday, December 08, 2006

Book Meme

I've been tagged by John. An interesting one. And I was actually pulling this book out of my suitcase when the tag alert popped up on my computer screen.

• Grab the book closest to you
• Open to page 123, go down to the fifth sentence
• Post the text of next 3 sentences on your blog
• Name of the book and the author
• Tag three people

"Stieglitz's name for the cloud studies he did in the late 1920s - "Equivalents," that is, statements of his inner feelings - is another, soberer instance of the persistent effort of photographers to feature the benevolent character of picture-taking and discount its predatory implications. What talented photographers do cannot of course be characterized either as simply predatory or as simply, and essentially, benevolent. Photography is the paradigm of an inherently equivocal connection between self and world - its version of the ideology of realism sometimes dictating an effacement of the self in relation to the world, sometimes authorizing an aggressive relation to the world which celebrates the self."

- On Photography, Susan Sontag, 1973

Just too tired after my transatlantic flight to tag three people, so I tag YOU! Yes you reader!

2 comments:

Steven W. Beattie said...

Okay, I accept.

Sorry I missed you on Saturday, Sarah.

Sarah said...

Me too! But I didn't stay too long - had to drag my weary ass home.