Les yeux sont faits pour voir & pour pleurer — La photographie entre Budapest, Prague & Berlin

Authors

  • François Soulages Université Paris 8 & Institut National d’Histoire de l’Art

Keywords:

unconsciousness, esthetics, photography, politics, bodies

Abstract

Press photographers and politicians show us suffering bodies whose event-like visibility make us forget the invisibility of every day life, for the reality of day-to-day life is difficult to notice. We can accept tragedy more easily if heroes participate in it. A life lived in a dictatorship is very long, even if it is short for a historian who deals with long time periods, and it is impossible to capture for a press photographer. This paper deals with the questions that photographers have to face: what is it that they have to capture to be able to uncover the essence of the system? What bodies do they need to photograph? Are they bodies at all?

Published

2010-06-01

How to Cite

Soulages, F. (2010). Les yeux sont faits pour voir & pour pleurer — La photographie entre Budapest, Prague & Berlin. Verbum – Analecta Neolatina, 12(1), 7-26. Retrieved from https://verbum-analectaneolatina.hu/index.php/verbum/article/view/542