Ocular Proof and Reality
Errol Morris in the NYTs Opinions section writes about the ‘uncovering‘ of the infamous hooded man in a photograph from Abu Ghraib.
The article is a troubling and fascinating account of photography’s relationship with reality, fact, and truth. And Morris quotes from Othello (to Iago, Act 3):
Villain, be sure thou prove my love a whore,
Be sure of it; give me the ocular proof:
Or by the worth of man’s eternal soul,
Thou hadst been better have been born a dog
Than answer my waked wrath!
A must read for documentarians.