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Photography's Truth in the Age of Digital Imaging

Pat Ford speaks with photographic historian Fred Ritchin about the computer manipulation of photographic images. His new book, "In Our Image," discusses the implications of a technology that makes the photograph as susceptible to fraud as the printed word. Ritchin is the founding director of the photojournalism at the International Center of Photography, and the director of photography for the "New York Times Magazine."


Other segments from the episode on February 7, 1991

Fresh Air with Terry Gross, February 7, 1991: Interview with Joe Stork; Review of Shelly Hirsch and David Weinstein's album "Haiku Lingo"; Interview with Fred Ritchin.


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