I've never really understood much about the relationship between Philosophy and Photography (or Art in general). In the same way that I've never understood the relationship between Philosophy and Cricket, Modern Architecture, Playing Piano or Brick-Laying I really am sure that there are relationships (in terms of time, values, ethics, consequences, etc.). Personally, I believe that a "re-awakened" Philosophy forum could - under certain conditions - still have "added value" to members w.r.t. to other photography forums/sites. Just out of curiosity I browsed through older Philosophy forum posts. No, I didn't read all 1200+ discussion topics and certainly not the almost 60, 000 posts. But I did read the original 10-20 topics/posts and I browsed through the history to get an idea of what was discussed in the forum's "heyday". To be blunt, my impression is that - with few exceptions - the 'heyday' discussions had very little to do with what I understand to be Philosophy. Questions, opinions and doubts on individual photos and photographers are undoubtedly interesting but are not generally recognized as being philosophical topics. Look at it this way: in art history there have always been differences (in interests, subjects, intention, style, talent, influences, etc.) between artists in any one country/continent in any one time period. These artistic differences have had little to do with philosophy. There have also been various 'movements' (in perspective, impressionism, modernism, etc) and I have no doubt that each 'movement' had a common 'artistic philosophy' (= values) of what was worth expressing and how. But IMHO art historians rightly distinguish between - and sometimes relate - these artistic movements to wider philosophical shifts in society as a whole. Back to photography. In this "Philosophy Forum", I don't really care whether one member has personal doubts about the value of his/her photography or questions whether one photo is (in his/her opinion) "art". There are (or should be) other forums for these kind of questions. The kind of topics I'd like to see discussed on a "re-awakened" Philosophy forum are: - What does the current/future deluge of images (incl. soc. media) mean for our societies, privacy and visual sensitivities? - Given this deluge of images, what is it that gives some kinds/styles of photography added value? - Street photography: how ethical is it to publish photos of people without their permission? - etc.