New guineans who allegedly are unable to distinguish between a photograph and what is photographed?

"said by jonathan franzen in his collection of essays ""How to be alone.""

 

Anyone know the origin of this idea? Is this really documented? Of some kinds of natives of anywhere being unable to distinguish between a thing and its representation?"

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claire67 25-02-2013
claire67 - University of Kent
if you had no concept of a picture or even a reflection it could get confusing.
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sathasivam 11-04-2013
sathasivam - Indian Institute of Management (IIM)
Employed to communicate of which some thing will be said being the case or perhaps have happened, although there is not any validation
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