This paper compares the wreckage of the Hibernia Bank in the 1906 San Francisco earthquake to Eduardo Cadava's 'Words of Light', a series of theses on photography.
Comparing photographs as ghosts of history or of dead things somehow that keep on living, Cadava's words remind us that the photo of the Hibernia Bank keeps us reminded of the bank as it was before it's fall in the Earthquake of 1906.
It covers Brady's early forays with the daguerreotype as well as his advances with wet-plate photography, and documents the beginnings of photojournalism.
I have always felt that visual imagery is one of the best ways in which people may express themselves. Whether the image is produced by painting, drawing or photography, a picture needs no words to explain what it means and what the artist felt when he or she conceived it. Language is not a barrier when the subject is visual.
To use the figure of the entrepreneur in a highly technological and developed age is not to evoke the figure, to put it in the most general and simplistic terms, of someone who goes to a factory and checks in on their investment from time to time.