Is photography is more expressive than other art forms?
Online discussion on the Tate Blog explores the
question of the expressive nature of the photographic media. Discussion
is initiated with quote from famed war photographer Don McCullin who's
work is currently on exhibition at the museum (through March 4, 2012).
McCullin begins by saying that photography "isn't looking, its feeling."
The inherent belief, merited or not in this digital age, that
photography is real, true, actual persists. This belief lends to the
idea that what you see is what you get, that the image before you, the
photograph is evidence of an emotion, a moment, a story, a place so
perfectly preserved, so strong that its trueness is undeniable. The
frame, if well done, should hold even embody its depiction. Viewers
enter frames as though a portal- directly as if there were no divide
between them self and the image so whatever is captured is allowed to
become their reality, and any interpretations are theirs alone.
To contribute to the discussion visit the Tate Blog.