Photographs as evidence

In Scott Walden (ed.), Photography and Philosophy: Essays on the Pencil of Nature. Blackwell (2008)
Photographs furnish evidence. This is true in both formal and informal contexts. The use of photographs as legal evidence goes back to the very earliest days of photography, and they have been used in American trials since around the time of the Civil War. Photographs may also serve as historical evidence (for example, about the Civil War). And they serve in informal contexts as evidence about all sorts of things, such as what we and our loved ones looked like in the past.
Keywords photography  evidence  photographic representation
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