"A photograph is not only an image (as a painting is an image), an interpretation of the real; it is also a trace, something directly stencilled off the real, like a footprint or a death mask."
Susan Sontag (1933- ); in New York Review of Books 23June, 1977
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Better it is to live a simple life amidst plain pleasures than to dream a thousand worldly "Arabian Nights" and get nothing at the end of the day. A bath at the end of a day's intense labour is more enlivening than an expensive drink on a day devoted to perfect idleness. These people, mostly children, live their life in need and other desperate situations that do constantly challenge their existence. But they are the ones who can really laugh their heart out, and frolic in the cold water of the Ganges before taking a bite.
Very few insects are perhaps more beautiful than the
butterflies. The wings with all their colourful patterns do cast a magical
spell on the eyes that see them. When the early-morning dews cling to them they
look colourfully decked in exquisite pearls, and who can then fail to look at
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