Photographic Divide

Photography is too widely used and has too many years to be a one and only one way of expression. That doesn’t mean that we won’t continue to question our own doing nor as we see someone else work won’t question our response.

We could say that the first divide among makers and consumers of the photograph is not between the Ink and Silver, the analog and digital. No, the first divide, one transcending technical means and methods, is between: Subject & Object. As you look at a photograph, do you see the Subject of the photograph or do you see the Object, the photograph. Does the photograph describe, depict, define, delineate, or does the photograph replace. Become the thing looked at, rather than a thing looked through?

This is the first divide.

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