FIVE | Pictures tell stories, whether they are daubed in ochre on a rock wall or placed here. Each image is stamped by a person, time and place. In her essay, “Melancholy Object,” Susan Sontag writes, “In the past, a discontent with reality expressed itself as a longing for another world. In modern society, a discontent with reality expresses itself forcefully and most hauntingly by the longing to reproduce this one.” It’s always about our world, this singular, shared human experience. It’s about who we love, what we desire, and what we fear, revealingly so. It’s a confession of sorts, and perhaps also how we disappear, one word, one thought, one image at a time.