Category Archives: Photo Criticism

posts that examine the meaning of photography and image making

Landscape Photography – Three Photographers, Three Visions


(Puche, 2013b) The landscape of nature is like the human figure – it is a subject with endless possibilities for expression. Photographs of the environment can be appreciated simply for their depiction of beauty; they can reveal truths about our … Continue reading

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Critical Review: Maggie Taylor at Candela Gallery – “Subject to Change”


The exhibit of Maggie Taylor’s work, “Subject to Change” at Candela Gallery in Richmond, Virginia, is an intriguing and fanciful collection of photographs that seem like artifacts unearthed from the Victorian era and re-assembled by a surrealist archaeologist. Taylor’s images … Continue reading

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Another Artist Banned for Exposing Body in Photographs


Originally posted on Fotonotes:
Two photographs published by artists of themselves have generated a great deal of controversy recently. The geographic and cultural distance between the two artists is worlds apart, but their response to repression through a photograph and…

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Nature Fantasies


Photography of nature is a popular past time for many. Although it isn’t necessarily easy to pull off nature photography well, it is a pretty easily accessible subject, often spectacular, and doesn’t talk back. There are no modeling fees involved, … Continue reading

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Critique – New York Times 2011 Year in Pictures


Photojournalists face the daunting challenge of capturing newsworthy moments, often in dangerous situations, in a manner that communicates the essence of the event or issue. In addition to delivering substance (the news content), they must also use design, lighting, exposure, … Continue reading

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Revolution in a Photograph – Aliaa Magda Elmahdy and Ai Weiwei


Two photographs published by artists of themselves have generated a great deal of controversy recently. The geographic and cultural distance between the two artists is worlds apart, but their response to repression through a photograph and it’s distribution through the … Continue reading

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Fotonotes Introduction


Fotonotes is a blog of personal reflections on photography. There is not particular theme or aspect of photography that will narrow the discussion, rather, I am interested in all manifestations of photography. I plan to use this blog to explore … Continue reading

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