Why Is The Photography Of Vivian Maier So Popular?

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Vivian Maier is an exceptionally popular photographer, but is this popularity because she is a good photographer or because of the myth surrounding her? Or maybe it is because ‘the market’ has been managed so well that there is a kind of spiral of complicity? Alex Kilbee, who runs The Photographic Eye YouTube channel posted an interesting analysis of the …

An Ethics Framework for Photography (Part One)

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I have been researching the ethics of photography, as developed in earlier posts during the MA. My current ‘best approach’ is a Ten Point Framework. SURFACE – THE PHOTOGRAPHIC ITSELF (Technical – Composition – Manipulation) MEANING – THE SUBJECT MATTER (Content – Symbols – Narrative – Caption) GENRE – UNIQUE CONSIDERATIONS (e.g. Documentary, Nature, News, Portrait) TIME AND PLACE (Significance …