Photography and Evidence- Conflicting perspectives
- If we accept photography as the truth- are we reliable witness?
- 80’s Guardian ‘points of view’-http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_SsccRkLLzU
- Only when you get the full picture you understand what’s going on.
- Cartier Bresson – “there is nothing in this world that does not have a decisive moment”
- The photograph shouldn’t be tampered with.
- What you see is what you get.
- Don McCullin- Biafra 1971
- These are some of the most influential documentary images of all time.
- These images showed the public exactly what was going on, which then helped to raise a lot of money for the cause.
- Kevin Carter Pulitzer Prize winning image 1994- new york times published it.
- made people think about what’s going on. Caused so much controversy that the photographer committed suicide.
- W Eugene Smith – talks about in terms of Bresson it may not be truthful because he asked the women to throw the water
- Unlike bresson he believes the integrity of the photographer is important.
- he asked the women to throw the water
- It isn’t a truthful image in this way, however the integrity of the image is still truthful because it hasn’t changed the feel of it.
Photography as a witness- what a photograph becomes a symbol does it miss the point.
When we see horrific image – we have seemed to stop responding to them.
- Paul Hansen – world press photo award winner 2013- when photo looks to professional does it take away the meaning.
- Argument was weather the image was real or fake.
- Photography and death
- 1930- Indiana USA – Race riots
- How does contemporary art deal with death.
- Photographing death is the last taboo
- Briony Campbell – the dad project 2009- explores the personal.
- Andres Serrano – morgue photo
- Paul smith – do you have to show the person to depict death.