ken burns story telling


pamela posted this video to her facebook page and i thought i would share it. i love how ken burns describes story telling. i especially like how he admits the manipulation involved in telling a story. it reminded me of something that i learned about from photography from brad wenner, a former youth ministry student of mine. during some conversation, i think it was on this blog, he pointed out that photography (as with all art) was never reality. i believe he actually said that photography lies in order to tell the truth because it looks like reality but is in fact the artists manipulation of reality to convey his/her message.

i think this is also when he recommended that i read susan sontag’s collection of essays “on photography” (which i really loved).

anyhow ken burns says some things very similar. you should watch it.

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