truth

The truth will set you free. It’s a maxim that shows up in all kinds of places, from university mottos to Oprah’s Life Class. Its meanings are often hazy and applications varied, but my religious Southern parents will be pleased to know that I remember its origins are biblical in nature, a derivation of John 8:32, a verse that links discipleship to spiritual freedom. These days, though, like my...
Long before Photoshop and other image-editing tools, artists, photographers, and composers were manipulating images. We still live in a culture and world where we want to assume that cameras provide us with an "objective truth." Take, for instance, Dorothea Lange's famous, iconic photograph: "Migrant Mother" is a symbol of Dust Bowl depression and family strength in the face of incredible...