Expression and communication

I’ve been asked to think of any photographs that aren’t used as a means of expression or communication.

I immediately decided that such photographs can’t exist.  I have undertaken a similar exercise previously in the guise of discussing objective photography and even then concluded that this cannot exist.  For a photograph to be taken it requires an action and actions are born from responses to feelings or emotions.

I feel the same about the subject of a photograph without expression or communication.  If we look at non art types of photographs then were we have candid, commercial and radio graphical to name a few however, they all have something to say within them.  Theres a communication between photograph and viewer.  The viewer is gaining information from a photograph no matter what it’s subject matter.  The only photograph I can think of that doesn’t communicate or express anything is a blank one.


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