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Old May 13, 2005, 8:13 AM   #1
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As part of a 'history of photography' course, I have undertaken to persue the topic of Digital Photography, Is it art?.

As part of my research I am trying to locate references to this topic via web sites, or any other referrence material that is available. I am trying to find out who are the pioneers in digital photograhpy, understand the impact of their contribution, and come to a conclusion whether digital photography is art, or not.

Sorry if this is not the most appropriate forum, but it is the 'general' one.

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Old May 13, 2005, 9:46 AM   #2
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I'm sorry it's the wrong question.

The right question is:

Is photography art?

Digital is merely an advance in photography.

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Old May 13, 2005, 10:18 AM   #3
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well, it depends...
digital photography really is just a different capturing medium..
just like the painter/drawer would ask if this new 'photography' thing was art when it just came out..

it's all about the person behind the camera...
if he/she wants it to be art...it is!

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Old May 13, 2005, 10:48 AM   #4
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Digitial has changed relatively little in photography. Sure it's a big advance...

Is the modern film camera comparable to Mathew Brady?

The camera's on their face are for all practical purposes identical. the "film" has changed.

I grant that this is a major improvement in photography, but not as great as the modern film camera to those used when camera's came out...

So once again, the right question is

Is phtography art?

I didn't, and wont answer that question, until the original poster rebuts my premise....:-)

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Old May 13, 2005, 11:00 AM   #5
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Do the easy part first and answer the questions, "What is art?". "What are the limits on the media used for art?"
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Old May 13, 2005, 11:38 AM   #6
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Do the easy part first and answer the question, "What is art?".
Whew, if that's the easy part, it's time to find another subject for the dissertation. :?:
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Old May 13, 2005, 11:52 AM   #7
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AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHAAAAARRRRRRGHHHHHHHHH!



Give the man who started this thread an opportunity to deal with the FIRST question - which is - Why is DIGITAL Photography so DIFFERENT from FILM Photography!!!!!

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As part of a 'history of photography' course, I have undertaken to persue the topic of Digital Photography, Is it art?.
What do you mean by Digital Photography? Is it photography using a digital camera, i.e. a camera where film is replaced by a device which stores the picture as a digital file? As far as art is concerned I think there is no difference between digital and film photography.

If you mean photography processed afterwards on a computer, I think it can be a form of art - I won't say more, not being an art specialist - and this would apply to pictures taken with a digital camera as well as to pictures taken on film and scanned to get a digital file.
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Old May 18, 2005, 10:06 PM   #9
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It just depends on whether you do it for artistic purposes or not. Anybody knows that the camera is used to capture images for various reasons....like capturing moments for memories and documentation. When you start to use the camera to capture images for artistic purposes...then it's art.
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