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    "The Mirror with a Memory" - The Breakdown of a Quotation

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    What does this quotation mean?

    "If the artless photographers of family life unconsciously shape the records they leave behind, then we must expect those who self-consciously use photography to be even more interpretive with their materials."

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    Meaning of the quotation:
    "If the artless photographers of family life unconsciously shape the records they leave behind, then we must expect those who self-consciously use photography to be even more interpretive with their materials."

    "...the artless photographers of family life..." - the author is describing family picture takers as artless. This is more or less true. If you look at most peoples' family pictures it is clear that they are attempting to capture a "moment" rather than make art. Family pictures are random, off ...

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    This solution goes through the meaning of the following quote:
    "If the artless photographers of family life unconsciously shape the records they leave behind, then we must expect those who self-consciously use photography to be even more interpretive with their materials."

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