The Home Made Looking Strange: The Fluid Perception of ‘Mundane’ Photography

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“Professionals or experts in the field – editors, curators, academics – that were once held responsible for creating a narrow perspective on the field of photography eventually gave way to a shift of paradigm which allowed a broadening interest on ‘forgotten’ elements. This is a tendency that has opened the possibility for overexposed snapshots, platitudinous pictures, or any ‘mundane’ image once thrown out because of its poor technique to be revalued as a quintessential forsaken object. How should this transfiguration be perceived? […]”

The full text of this article was published in the print edition of Photo Archivo, Winter 2014