Sunday, September 21, 2008

Is Photography Dead?

Is photography dead, I don't believe so. No art form is really dead, people still paint, and digital editing definitely didn't kill it. If anything the editing of the photo or the subject within the photo makes it art. The main focus of the article is of the truth of the photograph, and the effects of manipulation upon it. Plain photography of a scene is truth, but the editing of a scene make it false. I think the truth of a scene is irrelevant if your going for art, and saying that photography is dead because it has lost its "link to reality" (according to Plagens) is completely missing the point of art. The expansion of technology does not hinder photography, if any thing it amplifies its artistic possibilities.

Derek Klayum

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