Photography as a purly utalitarian medium

Started Jan 17, 2013 | Discussions thread
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DenWil Senior Member • Posts: 2,611
Re: Photography as a purely utilitarian medium

v1fan wrote:

Do you agree that the only usefulness left to still photography is purely in the utilitarian areas such as passport photos, crime scene photos, product photos etc. and photography as an "art" form is pretty much finished.

No. I do not agree with that. Advertising photography over the years achieves "art" status with regularity and continues to do so. Even the Mona Lisa has been used to sell things. Duel purpose and utility  is not the same as soulless, generic or mundane.

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