Our Susan Sontag Reader

“The camera makes everyone a tourist in other people’s reality, and eventually in one’s own….


So successful has been the camera’s role in beautifying the world that photographs, rather than the world, have become the standard of the beautiful….


The destiny of photography has taken it far beyond the role to which it was originally thought to be limited: to give more accurate reports on reality (including works of art). Photography is the reality; the real object is often experienced as a letdown….”  (via Wiki Quotes)

Which is why we say:

• If NGS is really about “inspiring people to care about the planet,” then CEO John Fahey should turn off the Society’s media spigot once a year on Earth Day.

• If your business is built around a product that makes people feel as though their lives are a “letdown,” then your business is ultimately corrosive and unsustainable — internet or no internet.

Your life is an adventure:

NO NEW POSTS will be published here after February 6, 2014. THIS IS WHY.