What does it mean for a photograph to challenge what we know about the world and reveal new aspects of it?
Contemporary Photography’s Capitalist Realism
In Caspar David Friedrich’s “Frau vor untergehender Sonne” (“Woman before the Rising Sun”), a young woman is depicted facing the rising sun, which turns her almost completely, but not entirely, into a silhouette.
The Problem with Tumblr and Photography
A little over ten years ago, when I started blogging about photography, most photoblogs were presenting a single photographer’s work, one photograph at a time, usually per day. They were maintained by the photographers themselves. The scene was very small, and there was maybe a slightly naive earnestness about how it was done, which made following those blogs an appealing experience (even though, I should add, I had other things in mind).