Session 2 Fred Ritchin

For this week’s session Prof Fred Ritchin introduces his book Bending the Frame and some of the rationale behind it and his previous two.

“My concern is that if the media takes to doing what Russell is demonstrating now, that people, the public will begin to disbelieve photographs generally and it won’t be as effective and as powerful a document of social communication as it has been for the last 150 years.” Fred Ritchin 1990

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UPDATE : Had to pull this storify by Cognitive Psychologist Mariana Funes which includes notes from the lecture – awesome having you in the “global classroom” Mariana.

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