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Just finished reading:- "After Photography" (Fred Ritchin)

This was a fantastic read, and will be very useful, in future classes.

Naomi Rosenblum, author of A World History of Photography, is quoted on the back cover as saying:-

"Ritchin is probably more optimistic than I about the effects of 'digital' capabilities, but I certainly would recommend the book to anyone who wishes to understand what has transpired in the image world in the past ten or so years. It is well written and covers many ramifications of the new means, going well beyond what we now think of as 'digital photography.'"

This small passage highlights the potential of the medium, something I've been pondering since my first digital camera in the late 1990's

"This, finaly, will be "digital photgraphy," synthesizing and analyzing aspects of the universe in interesting and unusual ways, rather than beginining with a mythic wholenss and freezing small sections as two dimensional rectangles—the problem of the blind man befuddled by the elephant."1
1pg 181, 'After Photography', Fred Ritchin 2009, pub. W.W. Norton & Company ISBN 9780393050240


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