The thrill of the found image
An article in Mutual Art discusses the fun and the intrigue behind vernacular photography. Through the exhibition of two gallery-owner's collections the article touches on the relevance of a growing niche market.
Although sometimes derived from the untrained photographer, vernacular photography held influence on celebrated photographers beginning with Walker Evans, and continuing with iconic photographers like Nan Goldin, Sally Mann, Robert Frank and William Eggleston. This influence raises the question of whether a trained or known photographer can create vernacular photography, or if they are incapable simply from their ingrained knowledge of aperture settings and compositional design.
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