Thoughts on the State of Traditional Photography as a Form of Relevant Expression.

When any medium has too much to say, it has a natural tendency to repeat itself, its repetition eventually rendering it redundant. Such is the case of traditional landscape, portrait and documentary photography. Its power to communicate effectively has been diluted to the point of virtual irrelevancy. The photographic medium is slowly suffocating under the weight of evolving insignificance. New conceptual processes may provide the required assistance, then again it may be too late. Thankfully this is not bad news. At the point we have reached, it is a relief.