A simple quote from Henry Lefebvre: “Clever images of the everyday are inserted on a day-to-day basis, images that can make the ugly beautiful, the empty full, the sordid elevated—and the hideous ‘fascinating.’” In this quote, Lefebvre discusses the ubiquity of certain images that appear as natural to us. Take, for instance, the iconic Earthrise […]Read more "Ubiquity in Life Magazine"
This photograph is incredibly haunting. It was reportedly taken by a member of the Einsatzgruppen in Vinnitsa, Ukraine, in 1941. It shows a member of the Einsatzgruppen preparing to murder a Jewish Ukrainian man. The man stares off out of the camera’s view as he clutches his coat. His body will fall into a mass […]Read more "The Ethics of Photography: The Last Jew in Vinnitsa, 1941"
On December 24, 1968, the American astronaut William Anders photographed earth as his lunar module orbited the moon. The earth sits suspended in a deep dark background as it appears to rise above the crest of the moon, layering the bottom of the photograph. ‘Earthrise’, as it was soon called, quickly became famous. The photograph was, and remains, […]Read more "A Mote of Dust"
“The only true voyage of discovery, the only fountain of Eternal Youth, would be not to visit strange lands but to possess other eyes, to behold the universe through the eyes of another, of a hundred others, to behold the hundred universes that each of them beholds, that each of them is.” – Marcel Proust, […]Read more "Behold the Hundred Universes"