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    Hi,

    I don't quite understand the sentence in bold. Could anyone help me?

    By appearing literally to reproduce the event as it really happened, news photos suppress their selective/interpretive/ideological function. They seek a warrant in that ever pre-given, neutral structure, which is beyond quesiton, beyond interpretation: the real world.

    Thanks a lot.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Christine
    Hi,

    I don't quite understand the sentence in bold. Could anyone help me?

    By appearing literally to reproduce the event as it really happened, news photos suppress their selective/interpretive/ideological function. They seek a warrant in that ever pre-given, neutral structure, which is beyond quesiton, [sic] beyond interpretation: the real world.

    Thanks a lot.
    Well, news photos can't suppress anything. As for the highlighted sentence, it is hard to tell what "They" refers to. The sentence, frankly, doesn't really seem to say anything.

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    I really can't get my head around this sentence. ;-(

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