Photography as a purly utalitarian medium

Started Jan 17, 2013 | Discussions thread
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In reply to v1fan, Jan 17, 2013

v1fan wrote:

The main problem why photography does not have a future as an art form is quite simple, there are no means and ways to understand what is a good photograph today - thanks to digital technology.

The look department is pretty much taken care of by software and the subjects are pretty much the same as they were in the beginning of photography, nothing else is left in photography that someone could aspire to.

When there is no challenge left and no clear goals then naturally what follows is a simple activity, like writing a journal but instead using photos, a personal journal means something to the person who wrote it but for others its completely boring and useless, this is the reality of photography today, basically everyone's photos are like their personal journal, therefore something very personal and irrelevant to everyone else and hence very far from art.

The best a photographer could aspire to in the past was publishing a book, well, today one can do that very easily by using blurb etc, but then everyone is doing it so whats the point?

"The best a photographer could aspire to in the past was publishing a book"   ..????

so not A Gallery Exhibition ....????  ......or selling His/her work ????

and of course your post does beg the Question ...IF you think photography has no future ... Then why are you     bothering to post in the forum ????

or even using the Forum ????

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