Saturday, 21 November 2009

For debate and your attention

Why conceptual photography is having a prized moment
"This year's Deutsche Börse prize seems designed to blur the lines between conceptual art and contemporary photography – perfect for provoking debate and grabbing public attention.

Photography, like art, pop and literature before it, is now awash with prizes. In the last few weeks, the shortlist for the Deutsche Börse photography prize (£30,000) has been announced, as well as the winners of the Taylor Wessing prize for portraiture (£12,000) and the Prix Pictet (100,000 Swiss francs), which is dedicated to photography and sustainability. Every major photography festival now has an awards evening attached, and there's even a Google Photography prize for students, co-organised by the Saatchi Gallery"...
"...Prizes are not just a barometer of excellence, but of changing taste and, perhaps more importantly, curatorial values"...

Read the full article by Sean O'Hagan, on photography, in Guardian


Darkvan. said...

Alot to do perhaps with the above two posts? particularly process based work, where the workings of the process are clearly visble within the image, authenticity it seems is important, even in an age where Digital has yet expanded upon the parameters of the photographic truth?/ Chemical based process/Energy vs Matter.

love the blog by the way, don't let it go, my students all know where you are

Thank you

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