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Ultimately, having an experience becomes identical with taking a photograph of it, and participating in a public event comes more and more to be equivalent to looking at it in photographed form.
Susan Sontag, On Photograpahy, p. 20
The camera makes everyone a tourist in other people's reality, and eventually in one's own.
Susan Sontag, On Photograpahy, p. 44
After the event has ended, the picture will still exist, conferring on the event a kind of immortality (and importance) it would never otherwise have enjoyed.
Susan Sontag, On Photograpahy, p. 11
If I could tell the story in words, I wouldn't need to lug a camera.
Lewis Hine, quoted by Susan Sontag, On Photography, p. 128