Quote Originally Posted by blansky View Post
If photography is not about the subject then why don't blind people make more photographs for other blind people?
For all I know they do (what was that movie about a blind photographer?), but stipulating that photography enjoys little popularity among the blind, it might be because it communicates visually---which is not at all the same as being "about the subject".

In Barthes's terms, I think you're saying "it's all about the studium" and neglecting the punctum. I'm not nearly as French as he was, so I just think you're giving too much weight to photos as representations of things, and not enough to photos as visual objects in their own right. (That's "too much" and "not enough" for the purposes of making generalities about the medium, rather than for your own work and enjoyment.)

-NT