Is Photography Over?: Introduction

Introduction: Neal Benezra, Sandra S. Phillips, and Dominic Willsdon

Given the nature of contemporary art practice, the condition of visual culture, the advent of new technologies, and many other factors, what is at stake today in seeing something as a photograph? What is the value of continuing to speak of photography as a specific practice or discipline? Is photography over? In April 2010, SFMOMA convened a range of major thinkers and practitioners to write brief responses to this question and to convene for a two-day summit on the state of the medium.

Learn more about the symposium and the participants.

  • Total running time: 6 min. 4 sec.

  • SFMOMA Release Date: October 2010