A topic was recently posted on the Fraction Magazine discussion board: In 50 words or less, describe the current state of contemporary photography. (Something else you don’t know about David Bram – he likes to stir the pot.)
I was interested to read the responses, but I was really distraught at how negative and defeatest they were. Truly, it was a shit show. A good 90% of the posts complained that the photography market is over-saturated with work and that every image these days is boring, conventional, meaningless and craftless. You are hurting my heart, people.
And so I felt I must defend this art I love so much. . .
I think all you need is to look at the work that LUCEO is doing with photojournalism and in their personal work (see our current show – Escape by Kendrick Brinson and David Walter Banks) or the soulful work of Lisette deBoisblanc, whose show will open next week, to see that there is life and innovation and a lot of talent out there.