Towards a Philosophy of Photography

Pandora’s Box,

Archival Inkjet Print, 14x21”,



This myth gives us the very first black box (although it was not really a box as much as an urn, much like the one pictured here, in two dimensions), a container that humans did not create and cannot control, from which all evils (and hope? deceptive expectation?) flow.


“No photographer, not even the totality of all photographers, can entirely get to the bottom of what a correctly programmed camera is up to. It is a black box.” p.27