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VILÉM FLUSSER
[1920 – 1991] Czech-born philosopher, writer and journalist
Both those taking snaps and documentary photographers, however, have not understood 'information.' What they produce are camera memories, not information, and the better they do it, the more they prove the victory of the camera over the human being. - Vilém Flusser - From the book: "Towards a Philosophy of Photography" by Vilém Flusser

The task of a philosophy of photography is to reflect upon this possibility of freedom - and thus its significance - in a world dominated by apparatuses; to reflect upon the way in which, despite everything, it is possible for human beings to give significance to their lives in the face of the chance necessity of death. Such a philosophy is necessary because it is the only form of revolution left open to us. - Vilém Flusser - From the book: "Towards a Philosophy of Photography" by Vilém Flusser

The gesture of photography is the search for a standpoint, for a worldview; it is an ideological gesture. - Vilém Flusser - From the book: 27 Contexts: An Anecdotal History in Photography by Mark Alice Durant

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