Author: Lucy Soutter

Lucy Soutter

Lucy Soutter is a photographer, critic and art historian. She is a tutor in the Department of Critical and Historical Studies at the Royal College of Art. Her writings on contemporary art and photography include essays in Girls! Girls! Girls! in Contemporary Art (Intellect, 2011), Appropriation (Whitechapel Gallery, 2009) and Role Models: Feminine Identity in Contemporary Photography (Scala, 2008).

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What is the difference between an art photograph and a designer handbag?


The handbag question: value and meaning What is the difference between an art photograph and a designer handbag? I pose this rhetorical question to my photography students from time to time. It is a crude provocation but opens up an important discussion about how and why we value photographs as art. The room polarizes sharply….

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