Re: Re: Lesson 2: Assignment Title: Inspiration

Duncan Rawlinson

Hi Dessy,

I’m going to go out on a limb here and potentially insult you. Ack! Have you seen Jill Greenberg’s fine art photography?!

Now, these images are certainly polarizing in that you either love them or you hate them… Either way they are probably some of the most fascinating children’s photos you will see.

I’d be curious to know what your take on the images.

Do you think they’re it’s inappropriate to upset a child to create a photograph? Or do you think it’s ok because children cry all the time and it’s not a big deal? Fine art or exploitation?

Here is one of the images:

Whatever the case I think there is something to be learned from her work. That is, it’s better to make an impact and have people love or hate your work than to just take boring photos that nobody cares about.

Maybe you have different thoughts on this?

Given that you enjoy photographing children I thought I’d raise that issue.

What do you think?

Also, given that you are inspired by your children what are your thoughts on letting them take photograhs themselves?

Never too young to play and learn!

Overall you’ve done a great job on this assignment and I look forward to working with you on the rest of the course.