straight photography

Photography that attempts to depict a scene or object as realistically and objectively as possible. Straight photography rejects the use of manipulation; the term first emerged in the 1880s as a reaction to manipulated photography. In 1932 Group f/64 defined it as: possessing no qualities of technique, composition or idea, derivative of any other art form . The genre was exemplified by the American lens-based artist Paul Strand (1890-1976).