VisualizeThis

“The camera relieves us of the burden of memory. It surveys us like God, and it surveys for us. Yet no other god has been so cynical, for the camera records in order to forget.” –John Berger

“The camera is a kind of passport that annihilates moral boundaries and social inhibitions, freeing the photographer from any responsibility toward the people photographed. The whole point of photographing people is that you are not intervening in their lives, only visiting them. The photographer is supertourist, an extension of the anthropologist, visiting natives and bringing back news of their exotic doings and strange gear. The photographer is always trying to colonize new experiences or find new ways to look at familiar subjects—to fight against boredom.” –Susan Sontag

These are the traces of memory, captured to be forgotten, to be relived, placed in baskets of experience and catapulted over the battlements of time. The following links connect to visual recollections of myriad interactions as filtered through a lens.

China

MENA

Türkiye

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