Don McCullin-"Digital images can't be trusted"

March 25, 2016  •  1 Comment

I recently enjoyed wandering around Don McCullin's Bruton exhibition and seeing his prints in the flesh. He has a very impressive back catalogue of important images. I was interested to read his comments last November in The Guardian that "digital images can't be trusted" and "photography has been hijacked by digital cameras and art world". He has certainly been a bastion of integrity for the authentic in photojournalism for many decades and I can appreciate the sentiment that gloss and filters seem to be applied to everything as a matter of course. It is worth pointing out that old school image manipulation, of which he is an expert, is and has always been acceptable. Perhaps the problem is that these new breed of cameras, and smart phones, are so full of enhancements that the users do not notice that they do not capture what they see! It is a pity that the majority of modern popular photography is more influenced by the whims of a collection of software writers in California than the actual photographers pointing their cameras. The camera never lies but it certainly partial to a few un-truths!   

http://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/2015/nov/27/don-mccullin-war-photographer-digital-images


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