This post has also been spurred by a visit to the ccp kodak salon last weekend. Every image that won was in the school of deadpan, naive art. Lots of flash on camera, lots of shit, lazy compositions. Australia's art community needs to realise that just because the general populus wouldn't like a peice it doesn't automatically make it relevant.
N.B i'm not mentioning the name of the photographer as the last thing I want id for it to come up in a google search. I need to reiterate- this is not about Australian photographers but rather about the few people within the arts community who judge what is good and what is not.