February 9, 2014
To the Photographic Art World: This is in response to the Art & Design article in the New York Times “With Cameras Optional, New Directions in Photography, by Philip Gefter, January 23, 2014 (copy at the end of this response so those not familiar with this article can read it first).
“CoC” – What is a Photograph?
Many critics and curators put the two distinctly, uniquely different art forms under the single heading of “photography”. Their reasoning is either arbitrary or vague, and is a great disservice and detriment to photographic and compographic artists (my name “compograph” for artwork based on photographs, but creatively generated via computer/software).