Taking Color Photography to New (Conceptual) Levels

color photography photo history

With color and ways to communicate with it, what’s left to look at? Is there more to discover with stark reality in color?

With the technical bits ironed out, photographers go everywhere and look at everything. Artists begin to use color photography to critique the fabric of society. Influenced by postmodernism and a lack of clarity when it comes to identity, photographers like William Christenberry, William Eggleston, and Cindy Sherman question the underlying ideas that dominate a mass-produced world.