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Review of "New Photography" Exhibits at the Met, MoMA, and Hunter College

Posted By Administration, Friday, November 13, 2009
Updated: Friday, December 27, 2013

Back when Andreas Gursky was on the rise, the art world buzzed about the supposedly unfair advantages of digital photography. Photoshop and other computer manipulations were seen as performance-enhancing drugs, an impression fostered by Mr. Gursky's gargantuan, hyperdetailed prints.

We have since learned that these processes need not poison the medium. Some young photographers have made a point of going digital in transparent ways. Others have disappeared into the darkroom, emerging with works that bear legitimizing traces of chemicals. Abstract photographs are everywhere, sidestepping the whole truth-in-representation issue.

Three current shows outline the manifold choices available to contemporary photographers.

Read the complete review in The New York Times.

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