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June 03, 2008


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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