Jörg Brüggemann

Wednesday, 2 March 2016

“Despite the neoliberal destitution of public culture, despite the retreat of documentary practice, and despite the expansion of the non-symbolic as a condition of the media image’s reified flow and popular photography’s reflection of the dominant culture, the egalitarian ‘excess’ of photography remains a living force globally, arising where there is a collective need for the social document (a local struggle; a demand for self-representation; a commitment to equality; or the need for counter-narratives and everyday interventions into mass culture’s destruction of the symbolic).” John Roberts •  Columbia UP blog