Is not paying attention to contemporary photography a good or bad thing? There’s not much out there in the world that excites me about contemporary photography. There is some good stuff out there, but I can’t get really excited about what’s out there in galleries. Unless, of course, it’s one of those West Coast Galleries that is willing to sell you a classic photograph from some dead guy for twenty five thousand dollars. Then, I just get excited because I know that I can’t afford to buy one of those images.
Contemporary photography that I have seen seems to be deeply invested in asking questions and trying to answer the questions with imagery. This is a valid pursuit of course, but it’s just that I am not really interested in either the questions being asked or the answers being offered. It seems to me the questions being asked are those I have already answered, so I am not terribly excited about the end result.