Truth or Fiction? Photography and Ethics Video (DVD)
is a documentary video that uses case studies involving O.J. Simpson, Iwo Jima, and Elian Gonzalez to illustrate how photos can be manipulated to impact the way viewers identify events. Photos have the potential to inform powerful truths or deceive by creating fictions.
This film documentary about photo manipulation showcases the ethics of photography and the positive and negative influence of digital photography. Negative digital photography is steadily wiping the boundary between artistic and documentary photography—this is also covered in the video.
The film documentary about manipulation of photo is done by Joel Slayton of the CADRE Laboratory for New Media, Diana Gaston, a former curator at San Francisco Camerawork, and others. This video documentary plays for 27 minutes.View a Preview Clip