“A dreamlike quality is often created by reducing the specificity of a place and a culture to such a degree that it closes down our expectation of uncovering the ‘where and when’ of a photograph.”—Charlotte Cotton (via epsteinian)
"People engage with photography in every aspect of their lives," says Brett Rogers, director of the Photographers’ Gallery, currently closed for renovation but open again in early 2012. "Photography has become a very natural, even compulsive thing with the coming of the mobile phone camera and relatively cheap, hi-tech digital compacts. The democratisation of photography and distribution of photos via social networks has changed everything, and we, as curators, cannot simply stand back and ignore that."
"I’m interested in the next big thing, and I’m interested in the classics. But I think I’m even more interested in the Thomas Struths - photographers too old to be one of the young guns and too young to be one of the old timers: The mid-career artists. You can find all kinds of interesting developments here. You can find life experience entering work, you can find artists re-shaping earlier work to produce more mature variants, you can find artists making experiments grounded in experience and in a willingness to grow. Watch, for example, the documentary What Remains about Sally Mann, and you’ll find out what I’m talking about." - Joerg Colberg
“‘The question of naturalism is a fallacy, it does not exist…The photographic image replaces naturalistic experience,’ he asserted. His classes leaned on experience, asking students to think of ‘photography itself as a an act of living, a way of increasing his knowledge of the world, seeing old things in new shapes with new meanings.”—Mary Panzar talking about Sidney Grossman and The Photo League, Aperture Fall 2011/Issue No. 204
"So, watch out! Here comes the media hungrily eyeing the non-hierarchical, ego-less Occupy Wall Street movement with the typical aim to individualize, aestheticize, glamorize, romanticize and dole out some notoriety and fame.
Although the movement is clearly distributed across age groups, this first wave of attention and media chic (check out The Stranger and the hot-off-the-press NYMag) is clear focused on the young and (previously) disaffected.”
“I have thousands of photos. I think of photographs like they’re clues to something, there’s some element of mystery or something mystical––a hint at something larger, a bigger story, a bigger narrative.”—Tim Barber: Untitled Photographs - NOWNESS