The photograph as contemporary art

The photograph as contemporary art by Charlotte Cotton

The book brings you the story of contemporary art photography featuring art photographers such as Isa Genzken, Sherrie Levine, Florian Maier-Aichen, Sara VanDerBeek, and Walead Besht. I have to say I find the current world of contemporary art photography baffling, though after reading this book I a least have a little more insight and understanding into its structure.

Having struggled with this book (or rather many of the photographs within it) and reading a lot online to help me understand the best quote I can give you that summaries my own view “What distinguishes contemporary art photograph from other beautiful photographs is not always clear, but … I know it when I see it.”

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