“The fact that we have access to 14,000 photographs changes the way we view the work. Think if this was Winogrand? How would our view of his work change if we saw more of the crap?
I think this is the reason why so many professional and established photographers stay away from Flickr and to some degree, I see their point. They don’t want to show their work un-edited, or unpolished.
If Cushman’s archive would have been kept under wraps and our first experience with the work was in a book of say 100 of the best photographs, I think our view of the work would be far different.” - me (Bryan Formhals)
‘Cary Conover on Charles Cushman’ [Hardcore Street Photography (HCSP)]