#other people's photography
A Native American sends smoke signals in Montana, June 1909.Photograph by Dr. Joseph K. Dixon, National Geographic Creative
I’ve just discovered the National Geographic Found blog - some great snaps!
"Everyone grows up with phones that enable the taking of photos, an activity that’s become second nature, to some degree mundane and required, so routinely entwined within the everyday that photography may not be able to retain any connection to magic."
"I use photography in the sense of it being an authoritarian tool. When we see a picture, we believe it is a picture of fact, but this is just a convention. If you study the history of photography, you can see this."
"The artist can be a creator only when the forms in his picture have nothing in common with nature."