Thursday, December 15, 2016

Quote: Errol Morris (Documentary Film Maker)

Errol Morris is a truly great documentary film maker, this quote is from his 2008 doc "Standard Operating Procedure" (directors commentary). Which details the photographs, the people in the photographs and the Abu Graib (Iraq War) prisoner abuse scandal.
"Standard Operating Procedure" Link From IMDB

"One of the things I have been struck by-about photographs is all the things that we don't see, the things that haven't been photographed. Photographs are like island universes, we see the things in the photographs we don't see those things that have not been photographed."

Speaking of what pictures do.
" The important thing of course to remember about photography, is most things are not photographed, they just give us a  number of peepholes into history."