Yes, this is mentioned in the original blog entry - old masters and young geniuses. Photography and painting aren't the same discipline - one is an art medium, one is many other things as well as an art medium.
Originally Posted by Joe Lipka
Wait a minute... SIGH. Here we go, things have become confused. His study is on 'painters as artists'. I understand painting is used for many other purposes other than frescoes and a painter and decorator, arguably, may only have one success in one small bathroom in a terraced house. This question is about 'photographers as artists' and their successes. We need a new study.
I don't think anything can be drawn from studies which omit photography as an art medium. This question is specifically about... published art photographers... let's just use the word influential. Art photographers who have published or exhibited bodies of work which have influenced photography as an expressive medium, internationally.
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