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Photograms like Chemical Dependencies bear a special indexical relationship.  Since they don't point to a slice of time and space they point back to their own creation.  You can work out where I mixed developer and fix or developer and stop bath.  Or where I cut the paper with a tool that had chemistry upon it.  In short it is the very act of creation that is being pointed to.  Hence my statement that photograms have a special indexical relationship.  This also lessens the importance of image since size becomes much more important as the size helps tell how the piece was created.