Dec 22, 2010

Pictorialism and Truth  

“We very much fear that … photography … has been degraded to the level of a mere sport, and many take it up as they do lawn tennis, merely for an amusement, without a thought of the grand and elevating possibilities it opens up to them.” As the tools of photography became widely accessible in the late-19th century, some artistically-inclined photographers worried that the medium would be diluted by hordes of amateur picture makers who reduced the creative process to the mere click of a button. The pictorialists sought to save photography from this fate by elevating it to the […]

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