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Photography – and more photography

A photograph of a photograph of Rue de L'eglise, Nantes, France

A photograph of a photograph of Rue de L’eglise, Nantes, France

“We have gone from a situation where too little photography was exhibited to one where there is too much – and that which is exhibited is often mediocre.” (G. Costa 2001)

Costa’s remark was made in the context of an introduction to the work of the photographer Nan Goldin. His observation might be generalised: We have gone from a situation where too little of everything was known, then documented, photographed and/or televised – to one where too much of everything is photographed and exhibited or filmed and televised.

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