Gerry Badger on The Great Leap Sideways

Time, unlike love and sometimes money, from the human perspective is, sadly, a zero sum game. The more of it you spend reading garbage on the internet, the less of it you have left for things that will really enrich your life. For that reason, I’d like to share a blog I just discovered that delivers substantive criticism on serious photography: The Great Leap Sideways, edited by one Stanley Wolukau-Wanambwa. Here he shares a brilliant essay by Gerry Badger that invites us to reconsider a trend that has long irritated me: the denigration of “straight photography” in the academic and curatorial sphere, in favor of work that clumsily attempts to “reinvent” the medium. If it’s not too late to make a new year’s resolution, mine is to head to this neighborhood if I find my mind wandering. This is a treasure trove of inspiration for serious students and practitioners of the art of photography. Here is the link to the original text from Gerry Badger’s site:

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