Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Is there an Alfred Stieglitz in today's photography world?

Simple.

Is there someone in today's photography art world that has as much influence over collectors and artists, as did Alfred Stieglitz about 100 years ago.

Name names and tell me why.

(as reference http://www.metmuseum.org/toah/hd/stgp/hd_stgp.htm )

1 comment:

  1. Nope. I don't think there ever will be that kind of influence coupled with that level of intellectual discussion again - it's easy for us to have public figures, but it's much harder for them to carry much substance to what could be considered "the art world." (lady gaga is an obvious example) The art world is so big and fragmented (maybe specialized is a better word) and decentralized. Maybe the commercial aspect of it is still traceable on some level, but the creation aspect, and where interesting ideas are coming from and heading towards... I can't believe it could hinge around one person that heavily, at least, for more than a day or so until the meme passes.

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