Michael David Murphy

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A JPG Transcript of Jacques Derrida on Photography and Not Being Photographed

Since I began making photographs, I’ve been fascinated by not photographing and the politics, problems, and peculiarities that surround what it means to make (or not make) a picture. Jacques Derrida, who famously refused photos of himself on his book own jackets, spoke of his photographic-fear in this interview excerpted on youtube, from this documentary.

Below, a transcript of the interview, as a sequence of cropped (and subtitled) screenshots.

Michael David Murphy, 2011