Photography can be a medium of considerable significance. Photography can bite, it can be real, it can be personal, it can have great impact. The work of Robert Capa, Steve MeCurry and Frans Lanting comes to mind.
Speaking of impact I came across this video on TED Talk and I was just amazed at the power of photography!
Use art to turn the world inside out
Some people may call this the Power of Art. But I think when it comes to great photography, the photography at hand becomes a monument to our world. No other art can bring us the raw dramatic impact the way photography can. All the same I don’t care to call photography, art. The traditional art of painting in it’s evolution to “Modern Art” has become a medium of flatulence and opulence. Please take the time to watch the video and enjoy The Power of Photography!