Beppu landscape 005
Originally uploaded by Daoist56.

One of the dangers of photography – or anything else for that matter – is that it presents a single point of view taken at a single moment in time. Rarely is any event, notion or thing, much less a person, truly this.
We know this, of course, but this kind of media reinforces our tendency to want to simplify issues and people down to a single facet in order to process them more easily.
In this way, we could say that media is the antithesis of education.
But of course, that would be simplifying the issue . . .

One response to “Landscapes

  1. Sometimes though, simplifying things makes it easier for people to take the first step in understanding complex issues.

    Great observation.

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