John Baldessari on fighting the “photography” label

Artist John Baldessari had an epiphany that led him from painting to photography and deeply informed his notorious sense of humor and visual style. He went on to challenge the art world's conception of "photography" and fought to integrate photographic works into fine-art galleries.

Is Photography Over?

Working with everything from giant camera obscuras to ghostly, atmospheric photograms, these photographers stretch their art practice both technologically and conceptually, begging the question: is there value to speaking about photography as a specific practice or discipline?



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