Saturday, June 25, 2011

NAN GOLDIN, when asked, "Is a photographer an artist?"


"No, anybody can take a picture. Now, you don't even have to be a person, you can be a telephone. There were always too many pictures in the world and today there are billions of pictures. Photography has become less and less real, and my whole motivation is gone, wiped. I became a photographer to make a record that no one could revise, and now anyone can revise it. I gave a talk at the Tate a couple of years ago, and I asked an audience of 200 people how many of them believed that photography was still a true statement. Five people raised their hands."


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