Wednesday, February 24, 2010

The Crusade For Color Photography

By Claire O'Neill @ NPR

Life is in color. So it seems pretty obvious to photograph in color, especially nowadays when black and white seems "classic," i.e. hopelessly retro. But that wasn't always the case. Back in the 60s and 70s -- at least in the art world -- color photography was a source of major contention. In the spirit of revolt, or individuality, or just plain curiosity, a few photographers were on a crusade to permit the polychrome. The images below are from a Cincinnati exhibition that reexamines that period in photography.


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