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  1. Mar 2018
    1. faits divers

      brief news stories with sensational themes in French papers

    2. “framing”

      technique used to bring focus to a subject

    3. At the opposite end of the scale, Le Monde, a newspaper designed for skilled, well-informed readers, runs no photographs at all. The presumption is that, for such readers, a photograph could only illustrate the analysis contained in an article

      I want to know what was the effect on this newspaper. I can't imagine it to be too successful.

    4. Photographs like the one that made the front page of most newspapers in the world in 1972  —  a naked South Vietnamese child just sprayed by American napalm, running down a highway toward the camera, her arms open, screaming with pain — probably did more to increase the public revulsion against the war than a hundred hours of televised barbarities.

      Example of pains and torture of war that have been memorable due to the still pictures taken

    5. Like guns and cars, cameras are fantasy-machines whose use is addictive.

      I love the metaphoric tone between guns and cars in this section.

    6. Travel becomes a strategy for accumulating photographs. The very activity of taking pictures is soothing, and assuages general feelings of disorientation that are likely to be exacerbated by travel.

      Photography has been very inspired by travel and different countries for so long that it has become a definitive component in photography.

    7. Virtuosi

      a person with special knowledge of or interest in works of art or curious

    8. Chris Marker’s film, Si  j’avais guatre dromadaires (1966)

      Composed entirely of still photographs shot by Marker himself over the course of his restless travel through 26 countries.

    9. To photograph is to appropriate the thing photographed. It means putting oneself into a certain relation to the world that feels like knowledge — and, therefore, like power

      I love this definition of the verb "photograph". This quote gives photography a deeper meaning that what we in this day see it as now.

    10. Plato’s cave

      presented by the Greek philosopher, Plato in his work Republic to compare "the effect of education and the lack of it on our nature."