I am pretty much colour blind and have friends from all continents and most denominations. From this I know that people who have grown up in different cultural contexts have altogether different sensitivities.
This you must take into account when engaging with people from different cultures. For instance, you have to know the dos and don'ts if you socialise with African American Baptists, Ashkenazim, Irish Catholics or Thai Buddhists.
I also think it applies to all forms of communication, including visual.
Yes there is. Not only photgraphy, I would claim they also print differently.
As far as I am concerned.
I feel the Americans are more harmonious and the Europeans more political and harsch in their photos. Not necessarily the motiv but the way it looks.
there are as many differences in how photography or art is accepted as there are people viewing it.
it is easy to draw broad stereotypes about all of one group or all of another but it is individual not group.
topless models are on billboards &c in france ( for example ) but that would not fly in the usa, not even with "pasties"
just like all-you-can-eat-buffets are like a virus in the states but people don't seem to be as gluttonous outside the usa ...
when i was a kid the "7-11 super big gulp" was pretty much the largest soft drink sold, anywhere ... now it is just a "medium"
"...but people don't seem to be as gluttonous outside the usa ..."
Oh really!? Come visit us in Australia to view "the other" gluttons...
In the UK, pasties are meat-and-pastry confections much consumed in the South-Western regions ...
"Nude with pasties" ... now there's something not even Bill Brandt in his pomp would have come up with :)
Some examples of cultural differences that prevail from Asia; Chinese (generally) perceive B&W images to represent the notion of the past, and more predominantly with someone/thing that has died. As such, appreciation of B&W imagery as an art form is not overly common amongst Chinese ethnics, although the world does evolve. A more general Asian mentality with respect to purchasing, for example, prints from a gallery exhibition of "good" documentary photography is "why would I want to hang a photo on the wall of someone I don't know!"
There is a divide according to extensive surveys done by EK. This divide is growing smaller as time passes, but it is there. It crosses a multitude of lines based on ethnic group and continent as well as religions beliefs.