What Is the Role of the 21st Century Post Digital Photographer?

Scott, Grant ORCID: 0000-0003-2882-1380 (2017) What Is the Role of the 21st Century Post Digital Photographer? Witness.

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“Within the limits of his medium, without resorting to any method of control that is not photographic (i.e., of an optical or chemical nature), the photographer can depart from literal recording to whatever extent he chooses.” Edward Weston, (1964) ‘Seeing Photographically’, The Encyclopaedia of Photography, Vol.18 Whilst researching a book I am currently writing I have been looking at the language that was being used concerning photography in the earliest days of digital image making. The words written by those commenting on the supposed death of ‘true’ photography and the birth of a new dawn of image making most often referred to as ’electronic imaging’ or unbelievably now ‘post-photography’ share an apocalyptical view of what was to come. Interestingly the prime concern was the end of the truth within the analogue photographic image and the beginning of a new falsity of image manipulation encouraged and enabled by digital capture.

Item Type: Article
Article Type: Article
Subjects: T Technology > TR Photography
Divisions: Schools and Research Institutes > School of Creative Arts
Research Priority Areas: Culture, Continuity, and Transformation
Creative Practice and Theory
Depositing User: Grant Scott
Date Deposited: 04 Jul 2017 10:37
Last Modified: 31 Aug 2023 09:22
URI: https://eprints.glos.ac.uk/id/eprint/4712

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