“To me, photography is the simultaneous recognition, in a fraction of a second, of
the significance of an event as well as of forms which give that event its proper

“Red…assumed ideological significance through its inextricable association with the Soviet political system, insistently deployed in communist art and propaganda. By drawing attention to the inescapable presence of the colour in the Ukrainian social landscape, the series suggests the extent to which communist ideology had permeated all aspects of Soviet life.”

“The magic of photography is that it is the object which does all the work. Photographers will never admit this and will argue that all the originality lies in their inspiration and their photographic interpretation of the world.”
Jean Baudrillard [1998] ‘For illusion is not the opposite of reality’ in
CAMPANY, 2003: 238

“It is a great thing, indeed, to make proper use of poetic forms, …But the greatest thing by far is to be a master of metaphor” (Aristotle, Rhetoric)

“Metaphors are combinations of two or more elements in which one element is understood or experienced in terms of the other.” Kaplan

“Metaphors serve as imperative frameworks for organizing information about the world and making sense of experiences.” George Lakoff and Mark Johnson, Metaphors We Live By.

“Metaphors are a matter of trying to understand and comment upon what is going on (within a picture) in terms of our previous experience” An introduction to Anthropology of Art, Evelyn Payne Hatcher

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