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29-01-11, 02:28 PM
Join Date: Jul 2009
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I am surprised really that his work attracts such negative comments. His recent work, 'The black country' is a strong documentry project and I thought the photographs were really quite stunning. Is the criticism based on older works, for example 'The last resort' or current work? Or something else?
What does it, or doesn't do it really, is the fact that we all have taken pictures like Parr and Eggleston by the score and discarded them without exception as having no merit whatsoever.
What compounded it for me was when Parr appeared on a recent TV seiries giving advice to would be photographers telling them to not even bother to look through the viewfinder, just keep snapping away in the hope that sometihing, in the words of Mr Micawber, would turn up.
Maybe they are good for spreading the photographic word, because anyone approaching the art would look at their work and say "Blimey, I can do that!".
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