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June 03, 2008

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James Lomax

"People give performances. They act roles to each other, idealized roles that in part embody how they think others want them to behave"

They do indeed Nigel, and I agree that Goffman is very apposite here. I'm not sure this fully accounts for street or portrait photography though; many photographers and I'm sure much of the work at the Tate (haven't seen it) is designed to reveal something underneath this.

Interesting course.

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