A photographic work requests for the production of an original work. Thirdly in the strengthening of photographic publications. It could also be done by purchasing copies for distribution in school. Libraries and only fourthly in the organization of exhibitions. On the contrary the promotion of the project has the first place today. The reasons are firstly that viewing is easier. The judgment for the grants and the assessment of the proposals. Will be undertaken by a committee of people from the artistic photography field not the trade union or commercial who will rotate on it every year with the participation of course and representatives of the Ministry.
The State has only realized in recent
The above thoughts and judgments are Shadow Making Service not aimed at the politics of a party. I am sure that any party in power and perhaps not only in Greece would manifest the same embarrassment and commit the same mistakes. The State has only realized in recent years that it has a role to play in the field of art and is still looking for it. Charismatic presences such as that of Malraux in France or Melina in Greece are not answers. Cultural policy needs deeper study and should not be based on charismatic exceptions. Art as a space with unclear boundaries and even more unclear criteria has always generated tensions and conflicts.
The state nor the institutions
The State must move with the following India Lead general thoughts and directions First with the belief that people individuals make art. Neither the state nor the institutions. Secondly that if he can he should ease their financial obstacles by strengthening their efforts under the inviolable condition that they themselves participate. The State which precedes the private initiative and which exceeds the needs of the private artist or organizer turns him in essence into a public body and takes away from him the important motivation which constitutes the private part and the personal appeal and need.