Note 308

In a world where cameras are carried like pocket watches and algorithms manipulate their constraints automatically (as in the case of all digital cameras) the integrity of the human eye is at a premium. That is why photography is interesting as an artistic medium: precisely because photographers will tell you how the field has been diluted and trivialized by the public and how digital cameras have ushered their artistic demise. Gone is the need to see and so we cower from seeing, in darkened corners like so many cockroaches, viewing the world through our Instagram filters. Now photography's role will be tested! My artistic friend, the courage you have to open your eyes is all you ever needed.


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