Martha Rosler
[Artist, b. 1943, Brooklyn, New York, lives in New York.]

 The question at hand is the danger posed to truth by computer-manipulated photographic imagery. How do we approach this question in a period in which the veracity of even the straight, unmanipulated photograph has been under attack for a couple of decades. 

Sarah Kember
[Writer and critic, lives in London.]

 Digital images may be regarded as partial rather than universal forms of knowledge, and as image statements rather than truth. 

Barbara DeGenevieve
[Photographer, artist, and curator, b. 1947, d. 2014, Chicago, Illinois.]

 You can assume all photo and video is constructed as a fiction controlled by the person holding the camera and the person who is editing... 

Diane Arbus
[Photographer, b. 1923, New York, d. 1971, New York.]

 I used to have this notion when I was a kid that the minute you said anything, it was no longer true. Of course it would have driven me crazy very rapidly if I hadn’t dropped it, but there’s something similar in what I’m trying to say. That once it’s been done, you want to go someplace else. 

Man Ray (Emanuel Radnitsky)
[Artist, b. 1890, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, d. 1976, Paris.]

 I am not one of those who say: “That water can is blue, that house is pink,” or those who say: “Nothing is beautiful but truth, only truth is pleasant.” There are better things to do in life than copy... Isn’t it this perpetual mania of imitation that prevents man from being a god? 

Larry Clark
[Photographer and filmmaker, b. 1943, Tulsa, Oklahoma, lives in New York.]

 The one thing I wanted to do in Tulsa was cut through the bull and tell the truth. 

Taryn Simon
[Photographer, b. 1975, New York, lives in New York.]

 There are multiple truths attached to every image. 

Leonard Freed
[Photographer, b. 1929, Brooklyn, New York, d. 2006, Garrison, New York.]

 Ultimately photography is about who you are. It’s the seeking of truth in relation to yourself. And seeking truth becomes a habit. 
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