Curious Frame exists for you the readers. It is fabulous when people are involved in the dialogue and with so many different opinions about what photography means to us. Let the dialogue continue!
One reader responded to Issue 47
- For better or for worse:
Hi Leanne, How nice of you to provoke me to write about photography! I’m going to talk a little about how I feel about a photographer who started at 14 years old, and had his first photo published in a magazine in 1968. So in 2018 I turned 50 as a professional photographer, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
During this period I worked in several segments of photography, such as architecture, photo journalism and advertising photography, as well as photos of works by plastic artists, reproducing their paintings for catalogs and dissemination.
And now here I am talking to the readers of your Curious Frame! I love this exchange, that’s why I’m always exchanging ideas about your photo talks!
Today instead of saying hello, we take a picture! And we immediately post it simultaneously on several photo social networks and they immediately get a million likes!!! Am I talking nonsense?
This happens daily, and that’s what I’m going to talk about and ask you who follow Leanne. Do these photos represent or will they ever represent a historical importance in world photography as Cartier Bresson and some others did with their photos?
But while I see very good photos, I see a lot of shit with thousands of likes and sometimes very good photos without any likes or with only dozens of them. Will the culture of the like predominate in the panorama of world photography? Could it be that, as in politics, or in google, you tube and others, will mediocre people with thousands of likes prevail among artists with few likes?
Leanne, I think I’ll stop here, I’ve already created a lot of controversy for just one curious frame number, and if I continue I’ll end up getting drunk and writing more nonsense than I’ve done so far!
I hope to be contributing to photography and to Curious Frame, and of course, everything I wrote, can and should be contested, after all, the truth will always be in freedom of expression and opinions and so I would very much like to hear opinions from other Curious readers Frame!
Hugs from Brazil and the great hope for Ukraine!
Thank you my dear friend in Brazil. I am in total agreement with your rant about the state of photography in the digital world. And, yes, it is always about freedom of expression.
I do hope that others will join in on this debate about photography. That’s what Curious Frame is here for. One of the biggest problems with social media aside from the likes, is the lack of dialogue. So often it is more like a monologue. All you need to do is hit reply in your email! Easy peasy.