Truths & Fictions: A Journey from Documentary to Digital Photography

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Aperture, 1995 - Photography - 133 pages
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A magical and illuminating photographic exploration of Mexico and the United States, Truths & Fictions is the most comprehensive body of work to date using digital-imaging technology. Mexican photographer Pedro Meyer employs the new medium in these images to convey powerful insights into human nature and the nature of perception. Meyer's blend of documentary photography and computer-imaging makes for an idiosyncratic journey across the Americas that is in turns hilarious and disturbing. Strolling saints, angels and devils, peasants, presidents, and beauty queens all pass before Meyer's camera - and then through his computer - resulting in images that appear convincingly real yet strangely impossible, subverting the myth of photographic truth.

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Those who regard photographic imagery as a precise representation of the physical world will find this companion to a touring exhibition unsettling. Internationally acclaimed Mexican photographer ... Read full review



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Veteran photographer Pedro Meyer has had 125 exhibitions, published three highly acclaimed books, and produced several seminal CD-ROMs during his 40-year career. He is the curator and creator of the highly regarded ZoneZero Web site, a community and gallery for photographers from around the world.

Joan Fontcuberta was born in 1955 in Barcelona, Spain, where he continues to live and work. Since the mid-70s he has been a photographer, curator, writer, teacher, and publisher. He has exhibited extensively in group and one-person shows at museums and galleries in the U.S., Europe, and Japan, and his work is in the permanent collections of The Museum of Modern Art, New York; the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; and The Art Institute of Chicago, among many others. He contributes regularly to scholarly journals and has published numerous books, including Sputnik and Twilight Zones. Joan Fontcuberta is an artist, writer and curator based in Barcelona, Spain.

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