I came across this article by Paul Graham, through a question that was put to me. Graham made this presentation at the first MOMA Photography Forum in February 2010. He talks of the art world’s opinion to ‘straight’ photography as reminding him,
“of the parable of an isolated community who grew up eating potatoes all their life, and when presented with an apple, thought it unreasonable and useless, because it didn’t taste like a potato.”
The presentation in article form is incredible and well worth a read, I can only imagine the presentation itself would have been wondrous.
Image copyright Paul Graham, from the series Paintings, 1997-1999.