Well, here it is, Senoir year in the BFA program. Been so busy with papers, interviews for MFA programs and wedding planning I havent touched the camera in months. Here's a question that is geared to those that view and critique art, photos in paticular; Should the gender of the photographer come into consideration when critiquing work? For example, 2 shooters place their work up on a museum wall. Both have a female nude as the subject in the same style. Does one have a different meaning then the other if one was shot by a female and the other by a male? Would it be better if the photographers weren't identified?
Tiana posted a great image recently involving a woman in a kitchen with a knife. Very powerful image loaded with meaning. Would it's meaning or impact change if, say, Rolando had shot it instead?
This is the basis of my thesis paper for my capstone course. I have a half dozen books next to me, including Sontag's "On Photography", but I wanted to get real life opinions from those in the field today and not just theorists from 10-25 years ago. Thank you for your time.
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