Is Photography Over?
It’s a hell of a question – more importantly what are the answers to something like that. We can all agree that “traditional photography” – by which I mean the kind of work done by Cartier-Bresson, Gary Winograd, and Ralph Gibson is currently not terribly in vogue as we are seeking photographers that are engaging a digital process that involves a different type of image manipulation than what we have seen in the past – but I’m not sure to say that technology is to blame or even the issue.
I’m pretty interested to see what comes from this.
The following is taken from the SFMOMA web site:
“SFMOMA has invited a range of major thinkers and practitioners to write brief responses to this question and then to convene for a two-day summit on the state of the medium. Participants include Vince Aletti, George Baker, Walead Beshty, Jennifer Blessing, Charlotte Cotton, Philip-Lorca diCorcia, Geoff Dyer, Peter Galassi, Corey Keller, Douglas Nickel, Trevor Paglen, Blake Stimson, and Joel Snyder.
Their texts will be used to kick off a panel discussion Thursday night. The 13 participants will continue the conversation Friday morning in closed-door sessions and will report back in a public session Friday afternoon April 23rd.”