Jaime shared this story on Facebook and reactions to the post included the suggestion that the artist was being "unprofessional," and a "pompous, pretentious fool."
In the ordinary course of our lives, we speak and think in prose. The visual artist does not.
Words, by their very nature, reduce and limit. Also, words, despite their apparent objectivity, are subjective. In that, they are like photographs.
I do not know what other artists are trying to do. But for me, when I create a piece of work that is successful, whether it is a photograph, a painting, or a sculpture, it must have a certain quality about it: it must be referent to something that transcends language.
This particular photographer decided not to play by the rules. No doubt that more than a few reviewers were put off by his recitation of poetry. If so, they missed listening to some beautiful poetry and probably missed looking at some beautiful images.
There are no rules in art.