Photography and Philosophy

Photography and Philosophy

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Seeing is believing a€“or is it? In an era of digital-imaging technology, can photographs still be considered truthful or realistic? Photography and Philosophy takes an up-to-date look at the issues of photographic truth, objectivity, and realism. It tests the limits on what can ethically be done with a camera and examines the fundamental differences between photographic and non-photographic artwork. Unlike the numerous texts devoted to the subject of Film Theory, this collection contains essays specifically about the art form of Still Photography and the broader theoretical questions it raises. Written by contemporary philosophers in a thorough and engaging manner, it is an excellent resource for students studying aesthetics or fine arts and photography.This essay attempts such a philosophical reconciliation for the familiar street- photography snapshot, leaving open generalization to other kinds of ... 1 The most discussed example of the former is Clive Bell, but Oscar Wilde is also notable.

Title:Photography and Philosophy
Author:Scott Walden
Publisher:John Wiley & Sons - 2010-03-29


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