After 25 years, the enthusiasm and excitement are still palpable when Rosenheim discusses his latest exhibition, and the future of the field. “I think we’re going to continue to have breakthroughs and new bodies of work,” he says. “I think there are photographers who are right before our eyes who we don’t even know about yet.”

— Jeff L. Rosenheim, curator of Photographs at the Metropolitan Museum of Art


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  1. NO SHIT REALLY !?!?!
    Sadly none of these photographers will be seen thanks to industry politics.

  2. Photography, just like everything in life, is WHO you know, not what you know.

  3. Sour grapes, gentlemen.
    Just like in any other industry, success comes in many ways. Sometimes it’s the power of talent that gains an audience and assignments, sometimes it’s being in the right place at the right time, sometimes it’s possession of a galvanizing personality, and many times it’s hanging out with the people who shape the industry. I have no problem with that … except when I see crap pass for art, but that’s life. That’s this competitive world we live in – not just in our capitalist society, this is what happens in any modern society. I must say that, in my own photo career, I have chosen the road less travelled, and am paying dearly for it. C’est la vie. But if someone can market their crap and have it pass for art, I fault the industry, not the artist. More power to them and that’s just the way the cookie crumbles.

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