Meaning of a Photograph


“If you have ever felt intimidated because there must be a single meaning of a photograph but felt you were too inexperienced to understand it, then relax. A photograph will never have a single interpretation”. -David Hurn

“Think of it this way. You cannot peel away the layers of an onion until you discover its essence. The onion is its layers. Similarly, there is no essence-ofmeaning in a photograph”. -Bill Jay

Book: On Looking at Photographs, page 44

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