Fine Arts

Can a photographer ever be objective?
Answered by Patrick Pattamanuch and iO Tillett Wright
  • Patrick Pattamanuch

    Patrick Pattamanuch

  • iO Tillett Wright

    iO Tillett Wright

  1. Patrick Pattamanuch Materials and Processes Engineer, Boeing Satellite Systems
    A photographer can always be objective, but the photograph itself is never objective.  The viewer — with all of his or her experiences and opinions — determines the truths and falsehoods within the photograph.  If you can find a photograph that every person on earth interprets the same way, I would like to see it.

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  2. iO Tillett Wright Artist, Photographer

    Objectivity in photography does not exist. There are too many variables controlled - and chosen by the photographer - to represent the subject.

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