Tehching Hsieh: Man Doing His Time

We know suffering is everywhere. There are pointless and unnecessary evil in this world that are rationalized and justified for the benefit of some. Yet the world still possess its beauty within. While I said Tehching is not embracing life, I think the man is embracing its darkness. Therefore, the wholeness and the oneness of life. This what appears to be paradoxical is what I experience from his art and perhaps therefore, from my own life.

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The Past and the Real

Every subject in a photograph is someone’s loved one or at least somebody recognizable in someone else’s memory. Photographs preserve some kind of memory. Memory cannot be seen in photographs, but it can be evoked since photographs are, as Barthes says, “the past and the real” from previous experiences.

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