Photography is visual communication. A non-verbal language conveying information on more levels than we may not yet fully understand.
Doesn’t a photograph of a person, place or thing when viewed ~ have the power to communicate long past the existence of what is photographed? Isn’t the object of the photo caught in time and sustained? Haven’t we all had the experience of viewing a photograph and experiencing its power to trigger instant recall within our memory? And, even if no memory is there in the viewer ~ a photograph still communicates. Arouses feelings, broadens awareness, our understanding, and imparts knowledge. ~ Susan Parish