San Francisco Disaster, American Mutoscope & Biograph Co.
Camera, G.W. "Billy" Bitzer, shot at the Biograph studios, New York City (May 19, 1906)
Tuesday, June 30, 2009
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[T]he camera seems to me, next to unassisted and weaponless consciousness, the central instrument of our time ; and is why in turn I feel such rage at its misuse: which has so nearly universal a corruption of sight that I know of less than a dozen alive whose eyes I can trust even so much as my own.
James Agee, Let Us Now Praise Famous Men
From the series: Annals of Photography