Photo-manipulations vs. photography

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The Ghost of Caravaggio Contributing Member • Posts: 704
Some Things Never Change

Photo-manipulations are as old as photography. The Pictorialism movement became popular from ~ 1886-1915. Pictorialism was a response to the view that photography was not – nor could it ever be – art.

Before digital imaging mage manipulation was tedious, and inconvenient and required a soime degree of technical skill. Now children under the age of 10 manipulate images using their parents and siblings phones.

The problem isn't manipulation. The problem is inelegant, sloppy manipulation because it is so easy to achieve.

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