Saturday, 18 July 2009

Photography and the Truth.

An English photographer recently hoisted himself onto the bonfire of his career, by stating that the photos published of his by a newspaper weren't 'manipulated'. A close inspection showed that they were, and a debate ensued among some photographers about Photography and the Truth.
It is of course preposterous to assert that photography can tell the truth, it can only tell one person's version of the truth, so it isn't The Truth.
Photography can be used to illustrate two different sides of an argument. Here are two views of cycling in London, the first being Transport for London's view, the second is mine:

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