Rehabilitation of Reality


Ebrahim Bahrami 

No doubt photography came into existence in the world of art by recording reality and perhaps we can tell with no exaggeration that photography is the only art that can be relied on as an eyewitness to an event or situation.            

   A photographer encounters mere reality anyway; the event passing through the lens and into the camera as his eyes are wide open and records itself.       

   A two dimensional photograph has but one dimension less than reality. The difference is in the escaping moments of reality that the camera captures or hunts at a certain time, thus making it accessible for all the people to see, and as reality passes by, so the repetition of that moment  is senseless.                  

   According to "SadaKaigy Hartman" you should wait for a moment in which the subject shows itself to you. Henry Cartier Berson also believes that it is the rhythm of events and moments that can point out the decisive moment in the time of releasing the shutter.                                                                            

   Photography has always been faithful to reality. If any of the subdivisions or branches of photography have been able to bring about changes in the way of presenting the image through innovation, rehabilitation, technique or even digital processing, thus introducing them in an unreal atmosphere and so draw the mind to an uncertain state, never will the essence of photography undergo questioning. In fact the foundation of any of the photographs is the reality that existed in that moment.                                                                                    

   It is not these forms and elements that show the real aspects of the image but the exactness of the subject matter based on the common conception that creates the sense in the viewer. In this area, in harmony with the scientific and artistic achievements especially in the field of digital technology, a new opportunity has been opened up to photography. The photographer can make use of color and light in his mental tour to introduce innovation beyond limited expressions.