Thursday, December 20, 2007

My mother's eyes

My mother's eyes
"Lucille (poss. Loretta) Derouin as a child," Photographer unknown

"All photographs are memento mori. To take a photograph is to participate in another person's (or thing's) mortality, vulnerability, mutability. Precisely by slicing out this moment and freezing it, all phtographs testify to time's relentless melt...A photograph is both a pseudo-presence and a token of absence."

Susan Sontag
On Photography

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