Catch up with our series so far: The Art and History of Street Photography. Not just for street photographers, but also for those with an interest in images. Visual communication forms a big part of our daily existence, we are inundated with visual stimuli everywhere we look. None of it is random, it is all designed in a way that engages our attention, whether intentionally or not. Come and discover why and how it can apply to your own art by following our series.
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We have established so far that the reason we place such a high regard on photographic images over traditional art for instance is that they have a high truth value. Due to their often sharp focus and high level of detail we accept them as true representations of the world, and thus more documentary in style than art per se, despite the very obvious discrepancies in correlation to what we actually perceive through our eyes. However, we have also seen how those margins blur if we consider the roots of photography as steeped as it is in classical art and the way it has been represented from the times of the Renaissance. By virtue of the way photography has developed and is still presented, it is an artistic medium that has gained an almost sacrosanct status due to our sociocultural beliefs about what we consider to be truthful and valid, particularly…
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