Do photographs depict the truth? This thorny question has dogged the medium from its earliest days, and now, living in the age of fake news, most of us likely think we are savvy enough not to be easily fooled by photos, well aware that the medium is capable of manipulation or deceit. And yet, there remains an instinct to believe. Photography’s power can be subtle, and its emotional heft makes it easily confusing.
This question lies at the heart of Thomas Ruff’s art. His works roam across every...
4 months ago, Creative Review, Photography