by Verónica

La fotógrafa Taryn Simon, sobre el poder de la fotografía, y de los fotógrafos,  para falsear la realidad. Un texto clave:

Simon's images and texts reveal the invisible space between language and the visual world –a space in which multiple truths and fantasies are constructed, and where translation and disorientation continually occur. By drawing attention to the complex relationship between text and image, she highlights habits of inference and judgment, while also revealing the fictional dimensions of facts. As the operation of civil institutions and the circulation of information become increasingly image-dependent, assumptions about access, knowledge, understanding, and truth are frequently made. In acknowledging this, Simon's art points to the fallacy of comprehension that photographs invite.