Monthly Archives: April 2012

CAMERA OBSCURA EXPOSED–by E. SAN JUAN, Jr.


TOWARD DEMOCRATiZING IMAGES: Anatomizing the Facebook Internet Cyberspace Syndrome by Sonny San Juan on Monday, April 23, 2012 at 2:01pm ·   PublicFriendsOnly MeCustomClose FriendsFamilySee all lists…AcquaintancesGo Back   THE INTERPRETER AS PRODUCER: Can the Revolutionary Masses Seize the Mass-Media Means of … Continue reading

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AGAINST THE COMMODITY-FETISHISM OF IMAGES –E. SAN JUAN, Jr.


A SNAPSHOT FOR REFLECTION IN THE SHATTERED MIRROR “The camera makes reality atomic,  manageable and opaque….denies interconnectness, continuity, but confers on each moment the character of a mystery.”–Susan Sontag Commenting on Susan Sontag’s ON PHOTOGRAPHY (in his book ABOUT LOOKING, … Continue reading

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AGAINST THE COMMODITY-FETISHISM OF IMAGES –[Notes on Photography #1] by E. SAN JUAN, Jr.


A SNAPSHOT FOR REFLECTION IN THE SHATTERED MIRROR “The camera makes reality atomic,  manageable and opaque….denies interconnectness, continuity, but confers on each moment the character of a mystery.”–Susan Sontag Commenting on Susan Sontag’s ON PHOTOGRAPHY (in his book ABOUT LOOKING, … Continue reading

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Sultan Kudarat invokes the Abu Sayyaf against the MetroManila skyline


Sultan Kudarat invokes the Abu Sayyaf against the MetroManila skyline

This Statue of Sultan Kudarat serves as Icon, ominous but sanitized by the Luneta tourist nullity. The seme of hero obtrudes as a dissonant sign in a locus of neglect and marginality, of reification by capitalist megamalls in the background, signified by high-rise hotels and business towers
heralding the victory of capitalisty globalization.

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