Has Instagram changed photography forever? CCP's birthday brings the present into focus

Has Instagram changed photography forever? CCP’s birthday brings the present into focus

For three decades, CCP has been at the cutting-edge of art photography. Ray Edgar looks at what that means in the age of Instagram.

On Naomi Cass' first day on the job at the Centre for Contemporary Photography, the answering machine was clogged with abuse. "There were nearly death threats from documentary photographers who were just so angry," she remembers.

Graphic designer turned artist Mimmo Cozzolino had won the prestigious biennial Leica CCP documentary award for a series of blurry family photos. Traditionalists weren't happy. The sponsors wanted to pull out.

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