"One can't possess reality, one can possess images--one can't possess the present but one can possess the past... The painter constructs, the photographer discloses... What seeing through photographs really invites is an acquisitive relation to the world that nourishes aesthetic awareness and promotes emotional detachment... To take a photograph is to participate in another person's mortality, vulnerability, mutability. Precisely by slicing out this moment and freezing it, all photographs testify to time's relentless melt."

- Susan Sontag, On photography

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Portrait of a video artist. Ida Momennejad, 2005. Utrecht-the Netherlands.

[ selected photographs ]

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