Photographs on the Brain

Photographs on the Brain

Edited by Bryan Formhals

The truth is that very few photographers have ever produced images with the weight of thought and feeling found in the greatest paintings. The camera is certainly an artistic tool, and photos can certainly be works of art. But can they be works of art of the same order as paintings? Modern critical orthodoxy would say yes. But the real answer is no. Photography lacks the depth and heft, the thinking sense of touch, that painting possesses.

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  8. meganmcisaac said: oh WHY are people still arguing about this in the first place. PHOTOGRAPHS ARE OT PAINTINGS and vice versa. stop comparing!
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  13. s2z said: The author obviously has never laboured for hours in a wet darkroom or grappled for ages with an inkjet printer!
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  15. walidazami said: Someone needs attention. This is like when elton john picks on Madonna to get mentions in the press. Sad. Let the author enjoy her art, the rest of us will keep taking photos and not care what critics say.
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  17. jonahrosenberg said: wow. fuck this.
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