16 May 2010

Is Photography Over?

I find this sort of stylized symposium pretentious. This one, which seems to have taken place a few weeks back, hardly disappoints. But if you are the folks at SFMOMA you can do what you like. In any case, they hosted the event, inviting a baker's dozen of noted critics and commentators* to answer the question.
* Vince Aletti, George Baker, Walead Beshty, Jennifer Blessing, Charlotte Cotton, Philip-Lorca diCorcia, Geoff Dyer, Peter Galassi, Corey Keller, Douglas Nickel, Trevor Paglen, Blake Stimson, and Joel Snyder. You can find their brief opening statements at the symposium web page.



Blogger Stan B. said...

Seems they got tired of asking "is photography art?" I mean, they have to validate their own existence somehow. Kinda like, Communism's dead- who's the new enemy?

Who was it that said something to the effect that photography was the only art form that was constantly forced to question and validate its own existence?

17 May, 2010 09:58  

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