Photography in digital environment: changing visual concepts in the photographic system and its impacts on photojournalism

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1997
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Derman, İhsan
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Bilkent University
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English
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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.

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Photographic Image, Photojournalism, Digital Imaging
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