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Photos made without cameras

Is an image a photograph if it wasn’t made using a camera? Photographer Alexander Harrington questions just that with his series Untitled I, comprising images that originate not via a camera, but via a computer with Photoshop. His reasoning: “If you ask most people what the difference between a painting and a photograph is, they would tell you that one is made with a camera and one is made with a brush, but I always think of an inkjet print as being a mechanical grid painting.

It’s still pigment in dots, just made by a machine. It doesn’t matter if you make it chemically or photomechanically or whatever.” Makes sense, though he might want to pick a fight with a dictionary next.

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