In this episode, we consider the age-old question — is photography art, or just a mechanical process?
The legitimacy of photography as an art form has been called into question since it’s earliest days. Entire photography movements have been launched in order to counteract the criticism, and yet, even today the medium gets little respect in certain segments of the art and art criticism community.
MOMA in New York opened its photography department in 1940. 80 years later, there’s still disagreement over the question of whether photography is art or just a mechanical technology that records what it sees.
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