Everything Has Been Photographed

3 thoughts on “Everything Has Been Photographed”

  1. Guess publishers need to stop putting out detective novels too. Hasn’t every plot been covered. And no more blogs either. But, I know, Flickr does contribute to an overdose feeling. Perhaps the difference is that some photography is simply the artist expression of the individual (however mundane) and some trandscends that to a level of art beyond the individual.

  2. It’s just a variation of Ecclesiastes 1:9…

    What has been will be again,
    what has been done will be done again;
    there is nothing new under the sun.

  3. Not on topic but related, I read an article some years ago titled “The End of History.” It posited that with the advent of digital photography and audio, no record could ever be absolutely regarded as genuine as time goes on. One recent example was the National Geographic altering the location of one of the Giza pyramids to make everything fit on their cover.

    For a great take on how wrong scholars can be, check out Motel of the Mysteries by David Macauley at http://www.amazon.com/Motel-Mysteries-David-Macaulay/dp/0395284252

    Forget St. Peter’s, our true legacy may be a Holiday Inn!


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