(Lately I was thinking about some final judgement by a young art ‘teacher’, concerning my pictures. She said my pictures were ‘flat’. I asked what she meant. These pictures have no ‘depth’. I asked again, not satisfied by this definition. Irritated she said: ‘No depth means these pictures are flat’. That day, about 5 years ago, I became aware that art/photography teachers are not really interested in art or photography. I’ll tell you within another 5 years what they are really interested in. Let start by tagging them….)
As the language or vocabulary of photography has been extended, the emphasis of meaning has shifted, shifted from what the world looks like to what we feel about the world and what we want the world to mean.