In CAA Reviews, Martha Langford considers Geoffrey Batchen’s "Forget Me Not: Photography and Remembrance": Rumors of a tight relationship between photography and memory have been circulating since the nineteenth century, despite the many objections raised in both scholarly and fanciful works. A feature of these attacks is the prosecutor’s reluctance to produce evidence… We are led by unseen generic images – led, in effect, by our imaginations – to turn our eyes inward and imagine that we are remembering. In "Forget Me Not", Geoffrey Batchen does something different: he includes actual photographic images and considers their mnemonic function on the basis of what he—and we—can see.

By Jonathan Lackman, The Art History Newsletter, 08/01/2007.
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