This article explores walter benjamin's famous concept of the aura in relation to his writings on photography although benjamin's “artwork” essay charges photography with the decline of the aura of the traditional artwork, his essay on photography complicates this historical narrative, associating aura with early portrait photography. Walter benjamin’s essay “kleine geschichte der photographie,” was published in the september 18 and 25 and october 2, 1931, issues of the periodical literarische welt. Writing in 1928, walter benjamin opened a review of a collection of nature photography by observing that ‘criticism is a convivial art’, to this he adjoined a less encouraging reminder: ‘a healthy.
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