There’s nothing like a provocative magazine headline to get your hackles up. In a recent Newsweek article, Peter Plagens asks, “Is photography dead?” He questions the medium’s integrity and whether the artistic value of photographic realism has been compromised – or killed – by the fictionalization made possible by digitalization. Or, in other words, has the art of taking an unedited photograph been Photoshopped away?
Plagens cites a number of turning points in photography and makes some bold statements like, “…you can’t help but wonder if the entire medium hasn’t fractured itself beyond all recognition.” Read the whole piece here.
We’ve previously blogged about the blurred line between pros and amateurs, and what that’s doing to the world of photography. Do you think photography is in flux? Have we over-fictionalized photography? We’re up for a good conversation, so share your thoughts below.