From the Inside Flap
Photographers who use digital technologies as tools for creative expression are driving the most exciting and transformative developments in today's photography. Digital photographic and imaging technologies are the most recent development in an art and science whose history is one of constant technological innovation. Using sophisticated software and scanners, artists are able to enhance or alter photographs, and create mesmerizing effects. Focusing exclusively on digital photography, Sylvia Wolf explores a medium that challenges our notions of the role of the artist and of an image's relationship to the real.
About the Author
Sylvia Wolf is Director of the Henry Art Gallery at the University of Washington in Seattle. She was formerly an adjunct curator at the Whitney Museum of Art and Photography Curator at the Art Institute of Chicago. Her books include Mapplethorpe Polaroids and Visions from America: Photographs from the Whitney Museum of American Art, 1940-2001, both published by Prestel.