Photography: What Is It Today?

We are in a very different time in the history of photography. Many people never print a photograph. The creation and delivery method for the image is now the small phone screen, from creation to deletion: Made.Sent.Seen.Deleted, never to be seen again. It's more like note-taking and diary-sharing for a brief moment than it is... Continue Reading →

A Crossroads in the History of Photography

We are at a crossroads, now more than ever.  At first it was just digital technology as a new way to capture light and make a picture. We all embraced it because it was no cost, no worry, shoot shoot shoot and delete later, or don't. (Because let's face it, we don't delete, we just... Continue Reading →

A Life On Screens

I asked my Father today if he remembered life before television.  He said he did, and it was a world where a lot of people read books and newspapers, played games and got together with friends and a barrel of beer. The reason I asked is because I realize that since the invention of TV,... Continue Reading →

Are you a Photographer? Or a Pixelographer?

What is a photograph? An actual photograph? What are those compared to phone notes?  (For surely, images made on a phone for instant sharing, while quick, aren't photographs.) Sarah Meister, curator in the photography department of the Museum of Modern Art, made this distinction and I quite agree with her--a digital image is one that... Continue Reading →

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