Where does photography end and digital art begin?

The EPSON / NZIPP Iris Professional Photography Awards have ended for another year. You can see the results and winning entries here:   http://www.nzipp.org.nz/NzippWeb/Default.aspx?tabid=343.

I confess to being somewhat perturbed upon browsing the winning images. It seems to me that there is less and less photography involved, and more and more manipulation and invention. Some are almost unrecognisable as photographs, appearing more like drawings or digital art.

So, where is the line drawn between photography (now highly digitised) and digital art? Might photographers using more traditional methods be more and more marginalised as we resist the tide that throws photographers ever farther out into the a sea swept along by software, by actions and digital brushes. How much time should a photographer be spending at the computer?

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One Comment to “Where does photography end and digital art begin?”

  1. – look! I’m not the only asking these questions. Check out the discussion here: http://www.stuff.co.nz/technology/blogs/connector/4125719/Photography-or-Photoshoppery

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