A Copernican Trauma is a type of de-centering of an otherwise human centering activity. The description comes from the scientific shift which discovered that the Sun does not orbit the Earth. Photography is an example of a historical practice which is uniquely human in the sense that the subjectivity and bias of the photographers were fundamentally imprinted into the process of image making. This traditional camera projected ones ethical values more so than it objectively captured a moment in time. One could say that photography in its historical practice was a deeply human-centered practice.

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