Vilém Flusser

Photographers wish to produce states of things that have never existed before; they pursue these stats, not out there in the world, since for them the world is only a pretext for the states of things that are to be produced, but amongst the possibilities contained within the camera’s program. To this extent the traditional distinction between realism and idealism is overturned in the case of photography: It is not the world out there that is real, nor is the concept within the camera’s program – only the photograph is real.

Vilém Flusser

 

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