Landscape and Philosophers of Photography

A new article has been published in Issue 208 of On Landscape magazine, dealing with Landscape and the Philosophers of Photography. It was instigated by reading the book on the Philosophy of Photography by Vilem Flusser. He does not say much about Landscape Photography but introduces some interesting concepts, including the idea of redundant photographs (and he was writing in the 1980s, well before the enormous expansion of digital photography) and the idea of photographers as servants of the photographic programme which has the aim of taking images everything everywhere (to which end he suggests that the camera is using the photographer as a means of continuing its development and the industrial complex behind it – an interesting take on gear acquisition syndrome of the current day).

A redundant photograph of Antelope Canyon

The article may be found here