Sans tire (Untitled) (rayograph, silver gelatin print; 1922) – Man Ray (1890–1976)
Photograms, also known as camera-less photography, produce photographs using objects instead of cameras. In the mid-nineteenth century there was great controversy between artists regarding the dimensionality of time and space. In these photograms any object could be used to produce negatives, showing the grey scale with a variety of grey tones.
Photograms could be mass-produced and were the result of an “unconscious” experiment done by Man Ray. There is much debate over whether or not these photogram’s should be considered as “art” because it was just an imitation of an object placed on light sensitive paper. This “anti-art” can be considered as Dadaism, which rejected photograms as true pieces of artwork. With all things considered, art I can’t really be sure of a thing such as “anti-art”. There are too many mediums and possibilities to express ones self, photograms I believe are one of them.