We have a great talk on campus this Friday!
Friday, 19th October 2012 4-5:30PM
Photography, Plugged and Unplugged
Dominic McIver Lopes
Haldeman 041, with reception to follow
From the moment of its invention, photography has been viewed as the contrary of drawing, with profound consequences for the epistemology and aesthetics of photography. When the invention of digital photography was seen to challenge the traditional view of photography, the response was to insist that digital photography breaks radically from analogue photography and to predict that it would acquire a distinct epistemic and aesthetic profile. In fact, however, this dialectic rests on a false picture of the nature of photography (and of drawing too). A new theory of photography that downplays the analogue-digital distinction makes better sense of how we have used and continue to use photographs as evidence and as materials for art. It also suggests how to think about the true impact of digital technology on the art of photography.
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