Professor Daniel Star Publishes Article on Photography in Aeon Magazine

Professor Daniel Star published an article in Aeon magazine entitled, “The truth of photographs”. The article explores the topic of what a photograph can truly be said to capture, arguing:

If we return to the idea we started with, that photographs of people might capture their essence, we can now add that a key reason this idea is so problematic is because no individual can be captured in a single story, whether it is provided by a photograph or in some other way. In many cases, the fact that people cannot be easily or adequately captured in stories does not undermine the artistic value of particular photographs, but we should endeavour to keep in mind this fact concerning stories and not succumb to a very human tendency to forget it.”

Click here to read the Aeon article.

Congratulations, Professor!