One of the subjects I am teaching class 11 this term is b&w photography. I ask the students to question what makes a photograph a work of art. We look mainly at framing and composition, contrast and content. One student suggested that art contains meaning and artistic intention.
It is refreshing to open discussion with teenagers who have energetic appreciation for irony whilst fortunately remaining free of premature cynicism or nihilism.
I love this photo by Henri Cartier-Bresson that for me captures such a tender moment between sentient beings within the walls of a weighty urban ravine.