Ironies of Frozen Narrative

Ironies of Frozen Narrative

“It is photography itself that creates the illusion of innocence. Its ironies of frozen narrative lend to its subjects an apparent unawareness that they will change or die. It is the future they are innocent of. Fifty years on we look at them with the godly knowledge of how they turned out after all—who they married, the date of their death—with no thought for who will one day be holding photographs of us.”

Ian McEwan | Black Dogs

Fifty years hence, will any of us even hold photographs?

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