Photography in digital environment: changing visual concepts in the photographic system and its impacts on photojournalism
The aim of this study is to discuss the changes in visual concepts o f the photographic
system, due to the widespread use o f digital imaging technologies and the impacts of
these changes on photojournalism. In this context, the transformation in the truth
value of the photographic image, considered as representation o f absolute reality, is
analysed throughout a historical framework, with examples from the early days o f the
invention of photography going to the emergence o f new digital imaging technologies.
Lastly, a research on photojournalism, affected positively as well as negatively by the
new digital technologies, is presented.