Photography, Vision, and Representation

@article{Snyder1975PhotographyVA,
  title={Photography, Vision, and Representation},
  author={Joel Snyder and Neil Walsh Allen},
  journal={Critical Inquiry},
  year={1975},
  volume={2},
  pages={143 - 169}
}
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