So Joerg published this today on Conscientious (which I'm certain all of you read) but I just wanted to add a little something to the end of it.
"Because it's the product of three independent parties - photographer, camera, subject - the photograph cannot be owned. Indeed, it can affect us in ways the photographer might never have foreseen or desired." - William T. Vollmann
...However, you must all go write artist statements now, telling us what you would like us to feel and think about your work because conceptualism has won. What's that you say? You are trying to communicate visually? Go write something anyway or we won't consider your work.