Exhibition Events Cont…

18Jan10

“Snapshot collections, like home movies, reveal most photographer’s reluctance to create visual stories or visual narratives. The narrative  remains in the heads of the picturemakers and on-camera participants for verbal telling and re-telling during exhibition events. Significant details remain as part of the context; the story does not appear in the album or on the screen; it is not “told” by the images. In this sense a picture may be “worth a 1000 words,”…words that are stimulated by and accompany the showing of a snapshot. Home mode imagery provides an example of how pictures don’t literally “say” anything – people do the talking.

Kodak’s slogan “America’s Storyteller” provided an interesting stimulus to reformulate the notion of “story” into the context of an individual lifetime. Snapshot photographs document key moments in an individual’s life, a life story.”

Chalfen. R.  pg. 70

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One Response to “Exhibition Events Cont…”

  1. Dear Katy,
    Very sorry I cannot see and visit your exhibition!
    Best, Richard C.


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