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The European History of Photography British Photography 1970-2000

I was commissioned to write this a few years ago for the Central European House of Photography in Bratislava (and thank you to all the photo...

Monday, 18 February 2008

"What is the point of Vanity Fair?"

"What is the point of Vanity Fair?" he asks. "If it exists merely to provide a posh gateway into a cesspit, how can that possibly be enough?" he says, while laying into the whole phenomenon of "sleb" portraiture. He has a bit of time for Steichen's Swanson and the Peter Lorre portrait, but that's about it. Nice one, Waldo!

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