Artist’s Statements – Part Two

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I have written an earlier post on Artist’s Statements. I then posted links to this on Facebook, and asked for input, the ‘wisdom of the crowd. Several reactions were noted, from professional photographers and serious amateurs. Here is the thread: Deanne: Antony Gormley gives an official ‘reason’ for all of his art. I however suspect he just likes to have …

A Conversation on ‘Reality’

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I am going to start this (overly long) post with my conclusions: Photography always has and always will depict a constructed reality. Photography is, like all art forms, a product of its time – socially, historically and technologically. The Photographer is always ‘in’ their apparatus of photography – the image reflects their vision and personality. Whilst the unique ‘aura’ of …