Over the last decade the art market has seen a fundamental change in the way that artworks are purchased. There has been a shift away from the gallery-based model of yesteryear when interactions were key but nuanced and often indiscernible to new audiences. This was a time when it was unsightly to publicly display a price and names were frequently dropped all over the floor. I think that it is safe to say we now occupy a much more democratic and approachable space in which to buy art. There are a number of factors driving this shift; but for the sake of simplicity I have narrowed it down to two.
Over the past two decades photography has transformed into an unrecognizable beast. This is due to the mediums close relationship to technology, which as we know, updates and moves at a relentless rate. As our tech continues to develop we can explore new ways to take and share images. The boundaries between public and private are constantly being negotiated and re-negotiated and during this flux we must all work hard to ensure that our images, and image, remain safe and intact.