٠ The repetition & banality of the snapshot vs the originality & singularity of the fine print ٠

This post is made of excerpts from Lynn Berger‘s article “SNAPSHOTS, or: Visual Culture’s Cliché,” published in Photographies Vol. 4, No. 2, September 2011, pp.175–190. Images from unknown authors, from the MOMA online archive.  © Unknown photographer, c.1930 “We use the word “cliché” advisedly. As it happens, the genealogies of the cliché — an “expression or…

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