Modern photography: "an incredible surge in mediocrity"

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Modern photography: "an incredible surge in mediocrity"
Jun 22, 2013

Ian Brown in The Globe and Mail:

"If my recent experience as a judge in an international photography competition is any evidence, our jones for digital photography is – with rare exceptions – a form of neurotic masturbation, fuelled by an unstoppable sense of technological entitlement."

"This spring, I was an adjudicator of the 2013 Banff Mountain Film and Book Festival photography competition. This week, my three fellow judges – all professional photographers and curators – and I announced that we couldn’t find a winner, and won’t be awarding a prize for the first time in 18 years. There isn’t even a runner-up."

No doubt the army of pixel peepers and brand loyalists here can tell us why he's so very, very wrong.


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