Brief Note on Photographic Language

Photo by Glenn Carstens-Peters

Jim Casper says in this book, “The language of photography continues to get more interesting and more complex as it becomes the most universal medium of communication worldwide.” This may be the most compelling statement about photography I’ve ever read.

Etymologically, photography means not so much “drawing with light”, but “writing with light”. Writing is a form of communication, and this insight…



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