A photograph has, among other, "a conventional “aesthetic-historical” moment, less definable in its boundaries, in which the viewer’s argumentativeness cedes to the organismic pleasure afforded by the aesthetic “rightness” or well-formedness (not necessarily formal) of the image." - Rosler Martha
I am opting for a more plain discourse … I am sorry to admit I do not understand the above verbose lines even if the bottom line is always the same. Our perception of the world is as complex as our biological code.
We do not have to confuse the actual subject of the photograph (both when shooting it and durng the evaluation of the result), with its aesthetic meaning.
Here today, Guy is providing an instant reference to the cruelty of the metropolitan life. Why National Geographic should limit itself to the wilderness when wild life is among us!
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