Fragments, futures, absence and the past : a new approach to photography.

By: Helmerdig, Silke.
Material type: materialTypeLabelComputer fileSeries: Volume 101; Image.Publisher: Bielefeld, [Germany] : transcript Verlag, Description: 1 online resource (207 pages) : illustrations, photographs.ISBN: 9783839436240.Subject(s): Electronic books | PhotographyOnline resources: Click here to access online
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<p>According to Walter Benjamin, the past that is not recognized by the present threatens to disappear irretrievably. As a consequence, photographs cannot save the moment from oblivion by pure depiction alone, but only by keeping the depicted moment actual at every present moment.<br> Instead of counting on the documentary quality of photography that speaks in the past tense of "what has been", Silke Helmerdig suggests a different approach to photography: an extension of a future subjunctive (photographic) tense speaking of "what could be, if", allowing one to think possible futures instead of harking back to the past.</p>

Includes bibliographical references.