Don McCullin, one of the world’s great war photographers, believes that digital photography can be “a totally lying experience” and is something that can’t be trusted.
The Guardian reports that McCullin was speaking yesterday at the Photo London art fair when he lamented about digital cameras and the art world “hijacking” the world of photography.
“I have a dark room and I still process film but digital photography can be a totally lying kind of experience,” McCullin said. “You can move anything you want in it. The whole thing can’t be trusted really.”
By making reality so easy to manipulate in photos, digital photography has made it so people can no longer trust the truthfulness of images they see, McCullin says.