It could be stated that the demand for truth in photography dos put strains on the artistic and creative vision of the medium. Or is it the creativity of people that is trying to spoil the truthfulness of the medium?
It is a sad situation when a photographer gets disqualified from a photography competition like happened in the case of Harry Fisch when he entered the prestigious 2012 National Geographic Photo Contest with an image that he had indeed retouched a bit.
An interesting discussion about images being photoshopped or not emerged in a professional photographers group on linkedin last week. Even though there is nothing new in this discussion and it has been around since the birth of photoshop and digital photography, it still is interesting because it has not been resolved.
Aperture has reasently rereleased one of Nan Goldin: The Ballad of Sexual Dependency In the afterwords Nan expresses concern about the truth in Photography and peoples believe in photography in the age of Photoshop as reported by LARB.
I for one, being a photographer, have never had any believe in photography as a tool of the truth, the holy truth and nothing but the truth.