While specifically documentary photography owes a level of “truth” to the viewer, photography has…

While specifically documentary photography owes a level of “truth” to the viewer, photography has another entirely noble purpose, such as interpretation of the photographer’s creative mind. Photography is not only an attempt at replication. I wonder if these issues ever arise in painting, or sculpture, or architecture, or writing. At least half of the books in my local public library are classified as fiction. So what’s wrong with being a Fictographer, as I often am, or a photographic impressionist or surrealist, as long as no false claims are made? Photography is also an art medium, not just a surveillance methodology.

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