“The $6.5m canyon: it’s the most expensive photograph ever…”
Jonathan Jones from the Guardian, on his way to trashing a photo that pulled in a record sum of money, says:
“Photography is not an art. It is a technology. We have no excuse to ignore this obvious fact in the age of digital cameras, when the most beguiling high-definition images and effects are available to millions. My iPad can take panoramic views that are gorgeous to look at. Does that make me an artist? No, it just makes my tablet one hell of a device.”
Now, this whole article is clearly a troll, but check out his earlier piece, “Photography is the art of our time”, which argues exactly the opposite. Clearly, this guy is just out for page views.
The Guardian can and should do better.