Comments for G Dan Mitchell Photography Daily photographs, news, observations, and ideas about photography Sun, 21 Sep 2014 18:17:28 +0000 hourly 1 Comment on Quotations and Photographs (Morning Musings 9/21/14) by G Dan Mitchell Sun, 21 Sep 2014 18:17:28 +0000 It should be no surprise to you that I agree with you regarding the “no simple answers” point. (And if I were in the right mood, I might well answer the same questions in the context of music the same way: “yes.” ;-)

I posed this generalized list of questions in the hope that they might provoke folks to extrapolate from the general to the specific and consider examples that they have seen — but I didn’t want my post to appear to ridicule specific photographers or images that I might find problematic. No sense making it personal in that way here!

Maybe a useful way to see where the questions lead is to think about specific ways in which quotations are used effectively or ineffectively, and to reflect on how our own response to images is colored, for better or for worse, by the inclusion of such text.

Take care,