Charlotte Cotton
[Curator and author, b. 1981, Cotswolds, England, lives in London.]

 The internet does not adhere to the inherent, necessary asymmetry of high-versus-low-art categorizations that we use in the cultural sector: in a banal sense, all photographs on the Web are orphans ready to be claimed. 
 Photography is, and has been since its conception, a fabulously broad church. Contemporary practice demonstrates that the medium can be a prompt, a process, a vehicle, a collective pursuit, and not just the physical end product of solitary artists’ endeavors. 
 We are not only a civilization of amateur photographers; we are amateur curators, editors, and publishers.