Just a few comments on the recent forum controversy...

Started Mar 29, 2013 | Discussions thread
Toccata47 Senior Member • Posts: 2,800
1/2, perhaps

panos_m wrote:

Toccata47 wrote:

The sad fact of photography and wealth is that wealthy photographers have historically been responsible for 0.0% of great photography. I challenge posters to prove otherwise.

I know two:

  • Henri Cartier-Bresson
  • Jacques Henri Lartigue

Bresson was famously poor.

Lartigue's merit could well be debated and to my mind he leans more toward an early "model mayhem" than an Avendon. An early photographer with access to people other people wanted to look at, at the time. Lasting value or meaningful contribution to photography? No, I don't think so. But to each his own.

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