Photography = reality?

Moshe Cohen

Joined March 2008

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Photography was believed to reflect reality.
If you have a photograph of something it really happened.
Today we know that there isn’t much objectivity in a photograph.
The photographer’s decisions determine what you will see as reality.
But is objective reality really exist, or all is our subjective perception?
Sometimes I think the photographs are more important than the event.
If there isn’t a photograph it didn’t really happen.
What does that say about the photographers? Aren’t we just subjective observers?

The image was taken at the Western Wall Jerusalem during Passover 2008.
As you can see many of the prayers chose to photograph the event.
Are they still participants on the event, or they became observers?

I brightened up the cameras and de saturated the rest to emphasize my theme: photographs are more important than the event.

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