Wednesday, March 12, 2008

'Every image wants something from us' the Photographer tells us in Alice in the Cities (Wim Wenders). 'You take photographs to prove that it really was you who saw this and that. Photography has to with proof. But the still images always are overtaken by reality'.

It is easy to find fault with Photography, dwell on its deficiencies, its brutality. As if we could replace it with something better.

Wenders - a filmmaker - warns us again about the destructive power of images in Until the End of the World. An absurdity: they are his currency.

Even though I loathe the way images are crammed down our throat - I do not think I could live without them.

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