Conquest of photography: a tale of abstraction versus the richness of images.
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HAMLYN, J. 2017. Conquest of photography: a tale of abstraction versus the richness of images. Presented at the 2nd Contemporary photography symposium, 27 October 2017, Regensburgh, Germany.
The aim of this presentation is to bring into relief the degree to which our language-centric view of the world obscures our understanding of photography and depiction more generally. Or, as Wittgenstein put it: 'Philosophy is the battle against the bewitchment of our intelligence by means of language.'