From the introduction to Witness, a publication of Black Mountain Institute, volume XXIII (2010), “Captured: ¬†Writing about Film and Photography”:

As we sought manuscripts for ‘Captured: Writing About Film and Photography,’ these questions resonated deeply with the material we collected: How does the lens shape our vision? How does the act of filming affect our behavior? Our writing? How do we represent our ideas about how representations are made, and what, if anything, does this tell us about ourselves as readers? About the (post)modern creative process? And in what ways does the modern writer utilize tropes and familiar trajectories from the worlds of film, movies, photography, and video to express his or her own breadth of view?