Print Page   |   Contact Us   |   Sign In
World News Archive (2009)
Blog Home All Blogs
Search all posts for:   


View all (89) posts »

170 Years After Its Birth, Photography Must Refocus on Its Identity for the Future

Posted By Administration, Sunday, September 27, 2009
Updated: Friday, December 27, 2013

The current media obsession with the financial troubles of the celebrity photographer Annie Leibovitz leads the Washington Post's Blake Gopnik to consider the dynamic between commerce and photography.

News of Leibovitz's finances has set me to thinking about one peculiar aspect of her work: that art lovers, both fans and foes, have had the chance to form opinions of it. Of all media, only photography would get an art critic talking about someone from the commercial side of the tracks. Only a photographer would make a fortune from pictures in magazines, but also see the same images on museum walls. Only photographs so easily cross over between high and low.

Read the complete article in The Washington Post.

This post has not been tagged.

Share |
Permalink | Comments (0)
Thank you for taking the time to participate in the survey below.

Membership Management Software  ::  Legal