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Friday, 26 February 2016

Photography Cultures

'Authenticity is probably the most important value ascribed to photography'

Photography cultures are riddled with cultural hierarchies. There are three principal, overarching distinctions which can be briefly designated as:

the authentic versus the phoney

the 'hip' versus the 'mainstream' and

the underground versus the media


So wrote Sarah Thornton almost but very much not quite




(Sarah Thornton wrote about Club Cultures instead but change a few words around and it still applies)

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