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We have a long history of snapshot photography that appeared to many to be more arbitrary and idiosyncratic than much of the work of professionals. We valued it for what it could tell us about the details of peoples daily lives.
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In fact, the new malleability of the image may eventually lead to a profound undermining of photography's status as an inherently truthful pictorial form ... If even a minimal confidence in photography does not survive, it is questionable whether many pictures will have meaning anymore, not only as symbols but as evidence.

— Fred Ritchin

The photograph that discovers and uncovers the world is harder to simulate than an image that simply illustrates one's ideas about it.

— Fred Ritchin

I always believed that photography was subjective, interpretive and certainly did not represent the truth, but I did think that its status as a societal and historical referent needed to be both safeguarded and illuminated ... now photojournalism is devolving into yet another medium perceived as intending to shock, titillate, sell, distort.

— Fred Ritchin

We have faith in the photograph not only because it works on a physically descriptive level, but in a broader sense because it confirms our sense of omnipresence as well as the validity of the material world.

— Fred Ritchin

We have a long history of snapshot photography that appeared to many to be more arbitrary and idiosyncratic than much of the work of professionals. We valued it for what it could tell us about the details of people's daily lives.

— Fred Ritchin

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