Is Black and White Photography a Gimmick?

By Allen Murabayashi

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In an age where digital photography is ubiquitous, and post processing allows everyman to bump saturation levels and create hyper-real images, black and white photography seems like a curious anachronism. Color film went mainstream in the 1930s with the introduction of Kodachrome, but black and white has stubbornly persisted not only in newspapers, but also as an expressive outlet for many photographers who choose to shoot photojournalism, weddings, portraits and more by converting color digital files to black and white. Even Leica jumped on the (retro) black and white train by releasing the Leica M Monochrom in 2013 to a …read more

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