"To what extent can a still image really be held accountable for influencing the standpoint of a nation and its growing disenchantment with the Vietnam War?"
“A photograph is not a moment; it is a single representation of a moment, influenced entirely by the eye behind the lens.”
"Globalization has connected each and every person in the world through free market trade. However, such an interconnection is not necessarily mutually beneficial."
"I propose viewing each city as a unique language with its own linguistic features such as vocabulary, grammar, and syntax."
"Hegel suggested that the end of art is the concentrated essence of spirit, of the soul that does not need any medium to convey its spirit." How do Hegelian ideas square with art in the two centuries following his death?
On "the importance of listening to black rage and valuing its political, social, and artistic potential."
"My family visited Auschwitz for Christmas that year. It seemed only fitting, for a masochistically-sympathetic group such as ourselves to relive the trauma of our ancestors, specifically, my father’s parents, on such a celebratory occasion."
"For many Americans, the technological leaps made during the Cold War have become synonymous with the Space Race. But an almost forgotten effort involved collaborations from around the globe."
A look at memory and representation after World War II, in Alain Resnais’ Night and Fog and W.G. Sebald's Natural History of Destruction.