SITUATION #132: Daniel Rubinstein, from “Posthuman Photography”, 2018


Fotomuseum Winterthur

“The message of photography is […] that human vision is the universal and homogeneous mode of access to reality in all its forms. Almost 500 years since Copernicus declared that the Sun rather than the Earth is the centre of the universe, we are still welded to the world view that sees us, the human species, as the Sun that is holding together all that there is in the world. The message of photography is that we, the humans, are species apart, because we possess the rational view of the world; we own the vantage point from which everything can be observed as a reflection, a copy and a representation.”
Quote from Daniel Rubinstein, “Posthuman Photography”, in The Evolution of the Image. Political Action and Digital Self, eds. Marco Bohr & Basia Sliwinska (New York: Routledge, 2018), 100–112, here 100f.

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