As such, the pictures cannot be considered as the avant garde overturning tradition, since abstraction in the visual arts belongs to an era that is passing from living memory into history. It is becoming tradition, albeit a powerful one with a lot of life in it, especially in art photography. Or may this online exhibition represents a revival of abstraction that resists the assault of the avant garde, since abstraction in the visual arts continues to have a lot of institutional and cultural power.
One description that comes to mind in looking at the pictures is that they are photo poetry. Many of the pictures are very poetic in terms of their expression and force. Therein lies their fascination and their seductive power.
Of course, this raises the question: 'what is poetized photography'? I don't really have much of an idea other to point to the liquid, flowing quality of the pictures---their nonverbal, improvisational musical quality or force if you like--that refers to the more hidden aspects of everyday life. It is not the art photographer's job to make normal comforting images given that we live in the world of images of an aestheticized consumer culture.'