State of the Art ~ A Lament
Our times are somewhat curious. Purportedly "new" work in photography generates yawns. And the big news continues to revolve around photographers like Diane Arbus (here too) and Lee Friedlander who had already "arrived" four decades ago. (Of course, the recent death of John Szarkowski focused attention on this older group too.) The point is not to deny that Arbus and Friedlander, et. al. are masterful photographers. My perplexity is why they still seemingly dominate the field so thoroughly.
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