One page response to the two readings below (viewable through links).
This reading consists of a pair of essays by two English photographers, separated by about 60 years: A Statement on Photography (Bill Brandt, 1948), and Photography is Easy, Photography is Difficult (Paul Graham, 2009).
Each essay is a personal reflection by an artist on his art form and process. Comment on what stands out to you, and how you might agree or disagree with what each one is saying. Draw comparisons between the two: what are the similarities and differences?
Does one resonate with you more than the other?
Reflecting on both of their approaches, how do you set the criteria for what a good photograph is today?