Looking back at the pictorialists (the original photo impressionists) it is clear that photography has been about vision since it’s earliest days. But with the advent of straight photography and later mass media photojournalism we began to test photographs against “truth” forgetting that every frame represents a series of choices that allow the truth to be shaped.
I like the question posed by this article and the exhibition and book behind it.
Definitely worth a look.
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Every photograph is an interpretation. This is just more obvious with photo impressionism.