Have a read of the article Stop or I won’t shoot published in The Age yesterday by gallery manager of the Colour Factory Gallery, Linsey Gosper, about the dilemmas facing contemporary photographic artists.
FOR the contemporary photographic artist, freely creating and exhibiting work is in danger of becoming a thing of the past. In recent years there have been many public outcries over images produced by Australian photographers. This, in combination with new laws that prohibit photographers from shooting freely in public spaces, has had devastating effects on all forms of photographic practice. Censorship prevails, not only through policy, the media and institutions, but more significantly from artists themselves.