It seems like there is a simultaneous push and pull online of building and erasing context. Blog posts, comments, and forum chatter build the story around an image or an event. They make the links and attach possible and sometimes appropriate interpretations. Significance, or should I say culture, is hung like a caption beside them reminding us how to read what is before us.

The other move or tendency is to strip images away from their discovered context, to erase the frames and colors that surround them. Stripped bare, the image can be re-contextualized or exhibited in all it’s original beauty/purity.

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