Old Thoughts

Earlier this afternoon, I spent a little time procrastinating in my studio, and found an old journal I kept during my graduate study at the Massachusetts College of Art. Sometime during my last year there, I read About Looking by John Berger. I wrote these following quotes from that book in my own journal, and still found myself relating to them today:

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“And what is forgotten — like all essential questions in a positivist culture — is the meaning and enigma of visibility itself.”

“The photograph is a manifesto from a life being lived.”

“Artists, however, reveal more about themselves than most politicians: and often know more about themselves. This is why their testimony is historically so valuable.”

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