Jul 18, 2007

true or not true

Errol Morris is blogging at nytimes.com on photography, and kicks it off with a post on the relationship between photos, their captions and “truth.”

Truth or falsity “adheres” not to the photograph itself but to the statements we make about a photograph. Depending on the statements, our answers change. All alone — shorn of context, without captions — a photograph is neither true nor false.