Not Dying, Changing

Photography is dead! Long Live Photography." Such was the title of the Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney's 1996 show, which pondered the future of photography in our computer-generated age. With a Los Angeles Times photographer fired during the Iraq war after he combined two images for added impact, it's a question that hasn't gone away. Just this month, British painter David Hockney, longing for the days when photography was the domain of darkrooms, not digital cameras, said the art form was dying because of its inability to remain "truthful" and "authentic."

Walk around the contemporary photo-media works of the...

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