“… he believes photographic images do tell us something - notwithstanding their lacunae, their instrumental applications, their malleability, even their deception. Yet what they tell is not reducible to their nominal contents, for they are not windows on the real, but closer to runes, to shards, to phantom traces. From these we make constructions, conjectures, imperfect and partial propositions. We may have lost our innocence about the camera’s capacity to yield an ontological truth, but that does not mean that photos always lie”
- A. Solomon-Godeau, ‘The Phantom Photographer’
Fun day (!) of annotating a semester’s worth of research. I reckon I could pretty much sum up all my work ever with this quote.