Guardian Arts journalist Jonathan Jones became the target of the global photographic community’s rage when he published a piece in The Guardian expressing his view that photography displayed in galleries is “flat, soulless and stupid“.
Jones could have surely come up with a less trolling headline and although he gives photography some praise, many have read his intent as being broadly anti-photography, hoping to restrict photographs to an efficient method of conveying information rather than acknowledging that photographs can be art.
During the 1970s, I was young. Unsatisfied with youth alone, I was also smaller than my present dimensions suggest. When one is small, regardless of age, distances seem more vast and common things seem more big. Everyday things: wardrobes, most objects manufactured by Fisher & Paykel, the packaging they are shipped in…just massive.