Title Page
 Table of Contents
 List of Figures
 The nature of art
 Truth and myth
 Archetype of beauty
 Biographical sketch

Title: Truth in photography
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Permanent Link: http://ufdc.ufl.edu/UF00100657/00001
 Material Information
Title: Truth in photography : perception, myth and reality in the postmodern world
Physical Description: Archival
Language: English
Creator: Mullen, Leslie ( Dissertant )
McKeen, William ( Thesis advisor )
Freeman, John ( Reviewer )
New, Melvyn ( Reviewer )
Publisher: University of Florida
Place of Publication: Gainesville, Fla.
Publication Date: 1998
Copyright Date: 1998
Subjects / Keywords: Journalism and Communications thesis, M.A.M.C
Dissertations, Academic -- Journalism and Communications -- UF
Genre: government publication (state, provincial, terriorial, dependent)   ( marcgt )
bibliography   ( marcgt )
theses   ( marcgt )
non-fiction   ( marcgt )
Abstract: Photography was originally considered a way to objectively represent reality, completely untouched by the photographer's perspective. However, photographers manipulate their pictures in various ways, from choosing what to shoot to altering the resulting image through computer digitalization. The manipulation inherent to photography brings to light questions about the nature of truth. All art forms manipulate reality in order to reveal truths not apparent to the uncritical eye. Photography today is largely seen as a postmodern art form, and postmodernism states that truths do not necessarily last, but instead truths alter and shift with changes in culture. Modernism, however, states that some truths do last, and these truths reflect basic, universal conditions of humanity. These lasting truths are often expressed in mythic themes and archetypes. Science, journalism and art make use of the connection between myth and truth, most notably, in the mythic archetype of form: beauty. Scientific, news, artistic and documentary photography all use the archetype of beauty as a connection to truth. Beauty, however, is based on the beliefs of a culture, and does not necessarily define truth. In the end, both postmodernism and modernism have their place in photographic philosophy. Understanding of photographic truth, like all other truths, depends on an understanding of culture, belief, history, and the universal aspects of human nature.
Subject: truth, reality, perception, myth, archetype, beauty, photography, documentary
Thesis: Thesis (M.A.M.C.)--University of Florida, 1998.
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references (p. 104-109).
System Details: System requirements: World Wide Web browser and PDF reader.
System Details: Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Statement of Responsibility: by Leslie Mullen.
General Note: Title from first page of PDF file.
General Note: Document formatted into pages; contains vii, 110 p.; also contains graphics.
General Note: Vita.
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Bibliographic ID: UF00100657
Volume ID: VID00001
Source Institution: University of Florida
Holding Location: University of Florida
Rights Management: All rights reserved by the source institution and holding location.
Resource Identifier: oclc - 45258883
alephbibnum - 002424960
notis - AMD0040


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    Table of Contents
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    List of Figures
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