Photography is not Art

There has long been a debate about whether photography is Art.  Cotton (2009) argues that it is the motivations and working practices of photographers that are the determining criteria.   In an interview with the Guardian (6 September 2013) David Bailey puts it more succinctly: “Photography is not art and painting’s not art, it’s whether the person whose doing it is an artist.”

Kate Moss photo taken by David Bailey

Photograph: David Bailey/National Portrait Gallery

Cotton C. (2009) The Photograph as Contemporary Art, Thames & Hudson: London.

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