My Practice and Slide Film

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In the FMP, I will be re-looking at my photographic and other archives. Pretty much from the start of my photography, I used 35mm slide film. In the 1960s, 70s and 80s, that tended to be Agfa CT-18 or CT-21. When we moved to the USA in 1988, I switched to Ektachrome, usual 100. I worked my way from compact …

What is ‘Truth’?

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When we talk of a picture being ‘accurate’, we are using a variety of the concept of ‘truth’. Its meaning depends on the context that we use it. Portraits can be considered truthful. We reveal our ‘true character’ when we act. Religions, philosophies and psychologies all attempt to revel our ‘true nature’. We talk about indexicality as offering a photographic ‘truth’ …