Critical Approaches to Culture + Communications

A Weblog by Ron Burnett (Founded in 1994 and now celebrating 23 Years!!)

This site began as one of the first academic sites in Canada when the World Wide Web was in its early phase of development. I have maintained it through many iterations since 1994.

Imagescapes

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The metaphor of images as windows onto and into worlds that cannot otherwise be seen, has remained very powerful even in the digital age. Yet, what does this window show us? The anonymity of the landscape and location is as important as the image itself. Perhaps, what images return to people is the very plasticity of photography that the act of looking at a scene cannot supply.