$1m for a backlit photograph!
The National Gallery of Victoria is believed to have spent $1 million for a Canadian photographer's backlit photograph.
I hope we will not have to pay to see this in the gallery as I will certainly go along to see what kind of picture cost $1m of taxpayers money.
Does anyone know of this photographer?
I did google, but the information was only what I saw in our local newspaper, which the above link should get you to.
The newspaper article called it a backlit Cibachrome. I have never heard of that, possibly it may be a duratrans, or like product.
It appears that as it is a completely staged photograph, it is art. I don't have a problem with that, it just seems the art world now is agreeing that staged photographs, are art, just like staged paintings.