walter benjamin the work of art in the age of mechanical reproduction pdf download
“It is sacrosanct and a fundamental part of the core fabric of American society and culture that every individual’s original work and livelihood is entitled to be protected from the unauthorized use and appropriation by corporations or individuals. This principle, embodied in the copyright law, is something that is profoundly meaningful to me and more importantly, is absolutely critical and necessary for the artistic community to which I am honored to belong. It is a principle that I, along with many others, intend to lend my voice, integrity and passion to strongly upholding.”
“… it all gets daft when amateur snappers think they are artists.”
“Photography can easily degenerate into a pseudo-art, with millions of people all taking pictures of the same things and all thinking we are special.
This amateur delusion of photographic art is everywhere today – from Instagram to the streets and hills, where there is always someone taking their holiday snaps too damn seriously.”