I re-read my earlier post and fear that it sounds like I did not enjoy the Blind Spot event. All of the participants were passionate and intelligent. It is great to hear photography discussed at that level. I only wanted to question the idea that there is a right/wrong dichotomy in photography that was implied in the lectures by some of the panelists. I guess a good photograph is like the legal definition of porn, “you know it when you see it,” even if you cannot point to what exactly make it so compelling. It can be from a 35mm, 8×10 neg, or a digital file, it can be color or black & white, about everything or about nothing. There is no formula. Everyone who spoke at the event is a great picture maker, and I can do nothing but respect them for that.

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