What this tells us about the state of photography is not clear. Perhaps it is an acknowledgment that contemporary artists are more and more using the camera as one of a whole toolbox of implements to make their art, thereby blurring the lines of what "photography" is. Perhaps it is a commentary on the saturation of images that we have come to see as normal, and the undercurrents of what those images represent.
New Photography 2008: Josephine Meckseper and Mikhael Subotzky
Through January 5, 2009
11 West 53rd Street
New York, NY 10019