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Photography in art galleries


saltireblue Plus
9 9.7k 36 Norway
17 Aug 2019 2:02PM

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MentorRon 1 59 Canada
17 Aug 2019 8:09PM
I agree with most of the comments there. As my post there says, I visited the Sistine Chapel in 1975 and 2013, both in high season. In 1975 I was able to place my 35mm SLR in the middle of the floor on selftimer, stand back near the wall and take a photo of the ceiling. No one came anywhere near the camera. There were probably a few dozen tourists in the room. In 2013, there were so many visitors in the room that I could barely lift my arms from my sides. Many people were taking cellphone and P'n'S photos (and videos) although the guards were shouting at them to stop. I thought all of this was not in keeping with the sanctity of the Chapel. The number of people in the Chapel (or the Louvre's rooms, etc.) at any one time should be limited, like they do in some castles and palaces. Or as one comment suggested, have one day a week where NO recording devices are allowed (confiscated at the door while visiting and secreted devices confiscated).
18 Aug 2019 3:30PM
The 'problem' seems to be the popularity of photography. Shame on us?Grin
saltireblue Plus
9 9.7k 36 Norway
18 Aug 2019 3:35PM

Quote:The 'problem' seems to be the popularity of photography. Shame on us?Grin

The problem is not so much the popularity of photography, rather the egotistical 'me, me, me' attitude of a lot of people, who are only interested in getting what they want, and in the process, show no respect for their surroundings and other people.
MentorRon 1 59 Canada
18 Aug 2019 6:05PM

Quote:
Quote:The 'problem' seems to be the popularity of photography. Shame on us?Grin

The problem is not so much the popularity of photography, rather the egotistical 'me, me, me' attitude of a lot of people, who are only interested in getting what they want, and in the process, show no respect for their surroundings and other people.



I left out a final paragraph in my last comment, where my conclusion is that we are now in a "Me First" generation now. I grew up in a "You First" era (post WWII). I hear this "me first" even in television, where they say things like " Me and my mom..." instead of "My mom and I...".
SlowSong Plus
11 8.3k 30 England
21 Aug 2019 8:58PM
I take photos in galleries, but not of the artworks. The visitors are much more interesting.
altitude50 15 16.1k United Kingdom
22 Aug 2019 10:41AM

I have ONE photo taken in the Louvre in 1963 or 1964 that I put on here occasionally. (Quite 'armess)!
My defence is that it was my first journey abroad, first flight (Sud Est Caravelle!) in the days when it was special and we dressed in a suit, pressed shirt, tie and shiny shoes to go on a plane!
And I think that I did not try to photograph the Mona Lisa!

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