Assorted links to start off the week


General Photography

No Caption Needed look at some recent images coming out of Afghanistan, pointing out their sheer kitsch value. Glenn Ruga’s comments on Miroslav Tichý’s work might be the most perceptive about the artist I’ve seen in a long time. Sergio Muñoz Sarmiento continues his debate about whether “fair use” really stands in the way of creativity, looking at communication scholars think and commenting on an op-ed written by Marc Aronson. Mrs. Deane has some choice words about an artist who Photoshopped celebrity portraits into Auschwitz photos: “I feel there is some­thing very wrong about mutat­ing the actual Auschwitz mate­r­ial to a prod­uct of the enter­tain­ment industry.”