What is ‘Truth’?

mickyates Aesthetics, Art, Buddhism, ContextualResearch, Critical Research Journal, Culture, Documentary, Environment, Ethics, FinalMajorProject, FMPWeek1, History, Ideas, Insight, Islam, Japan, Journalism, Landscape, Media Theory, Philosophy, Photography Leave a Comment

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’ …

The Triangle of Photography

mickyates ContextualResearch, Critical Research Journal, Documentary, Ethics, FinalMajorProject, FMPWeek1, Journalism Leave a Comment

Malick Sidibé (1936-2016) was a Malian photographer, who gained an international reputation. He documented Malian culture as the country transitioned to independence. Sidibé photographed on the street, in night clubs and in the studio, often of young people. Malick Sidibé. 1964. Dans une famille a Missira. I will return to his work, but for now will simply note that some …