Photographer sends cease and desist letters to Richard Prince and Gagosian

http://hyperallergic.com/183036/photographer-sends-cease-and-desist-letters-to-richard-prince-and-gagosian/

“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.”

Why does our Instagram generation think its snaps are so special?

http://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/jonathanjonesblog/2015/feb/03/instagram-generation-amateur-photographers-art-plagiarism

“… 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.”

Conversation with Charlotte Cotton

http://www.objektiv.no/realises/2015/1/29/conversation-with-charlotte-cotton

“I learnt about photography as a part of material culture and a demonstration of human endeavour, rather than as a subsection of the story of modern and contemporary art with the concomitant concept of art photography as a commodity within a neoliberal marketplace.”

“The creative processes that I am drawn to rely on finding points of interest and properly reflecting on their meaning and causality. This position enables open-ended practices to unfold. Such practices are at the heart of human creativity and the enduring – pre-photographic – desire to make marks that delineate and are comprehended in our time.”

“I think the photographic is alive and well; a fitting adjective rather than a solidified noun.”

Let’s talk about money

https://fotokritik.wordpress.com/2014/11/13/lets-talk-about-money/

“We are gathered together here at a fair, this is the place where money talks. But surprisingly hardly anyone talks about money. The fair is the meeting place of people who make photographs and people who sell photographs and people who buy photographs and all the other people who are involved in the trade in one way or the other although they do neither make nor sell nor buy photographs. We are all in the same boat, they say.”