What happened at Sony World Photography Awards


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The art world is a strange place. Much of what passes for art is incomprehensible to the average person.

The other issue is what is considered permissible to produce a great photographic image. The level of manipulation that most of us use to produce our final photos would likely have been frowned upon decades ago, despite the fact that we manipulated many aspects of a photo in the darkroom, although admittedly not to the degree available with modern digital software. I'm quite sure there was a lot of controversy in the early and perhaps not so early days of photography that felt that it was "cheating" to use photographic processes to produce "art". They wrongly , IMO, argued that there was little to no skill or talent involved in producing a pleasing image using a camera.