When I read the articles by all the critics and professionals lamenting the amateurs sharing their work on Instagram and Flickr, I like to picture them sitting in the living room of some amateur of yore, looking down their noses at personal photo albums and ranting about the damage being done to the integrity of the art.
In the cinema world, the burgeoning filmmaker, the amateur with the hand-me-down kit is glorified. In the photography world, that same amateur with an iPhone or a Canon Rebel would be vilified, their Flickr archives contrasted with Eggleston’s body of work, and the future of photography questioned.
To all my people in London!
Graciela Iturbide's photographs are on display at Tate Modern this month. So yeah, what are you waiting for? GO!
Sunday. I [iPhone/VSCOcam]
In a matter of two weeks this was added to our cityscape :O