On Photography as Art
I ran across this great post on Matt Alof’s blog that digs a little into the question of the relationship between photography and art. Just a heads up for my blog readers to mosey over there and read it; I really think he’s hit the nail on the head in the analogy to writing. Probably the most succinct and right-feeling clarification about a collective long-held anxiety by photographers over the last century that I have read in a long, long time. No, really, go read it. Now.
Photography is art in the same way that music is art, or writing is art, or poems are art. We keep trying to shoehorn it into a label that is too limiting.
While you are over there, just watch out for the Robot Overlords…