April 4th, 2019 | Season 2 | 44 mins 32 secs
balzac, camera, daguerreotype, eco, emerson, italy, joanna mcnaney stein, memory, photography, sontag
What happens when we take a photograph? What happens when we capture light on paper, in emulsion, or in pixels and look, across a gulf of time, at these fragments of the past? What gets in the frame and what lies just beyond? If, as John Berger notes, “photographs bear witness to a human choice being exercised in a certain situation,” then what can photographs tell us about the choices we make and why we make them?