Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2001/11/27

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Subject: Re: [Leica] OT:Photography and Art Photography/ was grad school.
From: "Tim Atherton" <>
Date: Tue, 27 Nov 2001 15:29:06 -0700
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> "Art photographers... unlike journalists and publicity
> find excuses and alibis in the specific demands of a profession...," but,
> "because it is impossible to apply traditional  aesthetic language to it,
> photographic creation is difficult to define as such."

In part because (following Barthes) photography does not constitute a
"language" as does painting for example, but rather a "half-language".....
and therein lies much of it's power, if you will, brought about by the
ambiguity of this half-language.

Tim A

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