What does photography tell us about the human condition? Is there something about photography that can’t be achieved through other media? Why do artists choose to use it as the vehicle for their ideas? Why should we care about it, support it, collect it?
The question of whether photography qualified as a fine art was settled long ago, but questions persist about the role of fine-art photography in an image-soaked culture. No medium has experienced such extraordinary technological change. From the earliest daguerrotypes to the handheld revolution to digital to the iPhone, photography has been constantly reinvented. How do we think about photography now? Should we still care about the classics? Will fine-art photography be relevant to the next generation?
Through a series of conversations with individuals who are dedicated to the field, we will explore the questions that artists, collectors and museums are facing. I look forward to a robust discussion – please join in!