Monday, 12 March 2012
Frieze: Stock Piles
An article on stock images and artists that deal with this: http://www.frieze.com/issue/article/stock-piles/.
Note in particular: "In 2009, Getty Images – which was founded in 1995 to ‘bring the fragmented stock photography business into the digital age’ – acquired Flickr, a website for uploading amateur photography from which they now openly source material for commercial sale."
Sifting through archives.
Dealing with vast quantities of images.
Organisation and selection of images is being sold rather than creation.
Above image: Oliver Laric - Kopienkritik (Copy Criticism), 2011