Photography as Art

Christine Kuan
Jan 6, 2013 4:08AM

"Robert [Mapplethorpe] was thoroughly smitten, obsessed not only with the process, but also its place in the arts....I never anticipated Robert's complete surrender to its powers....The photograph was not a means to an end, but the object itself." --Patti Smith, Just Kids, 2010; watch the fab National Portrait Gallery interview.

Even in the 1970s, photography was not yet considered as important an art form as painting or sculpture. Photography was the top gene of 2012 on Artsy.

Christine Kuan
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Jenna Gribbon, Luncheon on the grass, a recurring dream, 2020. Jenna Gribbon, April studio, parting glance, 2021. Jenna Gribbon, Silver Tongue, 2019