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Use of Photographs in This Is a Photograph of Me and Photograph, 1958 - Use of Photographs in This Is a Photograph of Me and Photograph, 1958          At first glance, "This Is a Photograph of Me" by Margaret Atwood and "Photograph, 1958" by Patricia Young are strikingly similar works in that both poems utilize the imagery of a photograph as a communication device however, upon closer examination  they differ markedly in the approach each poet takes in utilizing this same device.  The similarities between these two poems are immediately obvious to the reader; both poems are written by female poets,  both poems have the poet as the speaker,  both poems describe how the poet feels about herself, and both poems utilize the photograph as a device to convey their message to the reader.  Less obvious, is the differing approaches taken by each poet....   [tags: Photograph]
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The Power of the Photograph - The Power of the Photograph On the wall of my dorm room hangs a photograph that was taken at my paternal grandmother’s house. I’m on Grandma’s lap, and my sister is on the floor. I appear to be about two or three years old. It is after supper, and Grandma is reading to me.      This photograph is interesting to me because it reflects two points that Michelle Citron makes in her book, Home Movies. First, the person taking the picture is asserting control over the interpretation of the memory. Second, there are clues within the frame that signify what has actually been left out of the frame....   [tags: Personal Narrative] 579 words
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Raymond Carver's poem Photograph of My Father In His 22nd Year - The Theme of Raymond Carver's poem "Photograph of My Father In His 22nd Year" Growing up we all had expectations of who we should be imposed upon us by our parents. Whether or not we achieved those expectations upon reaching adulthood isn't really the final outcome. There is a greater lesson learned regardless of how we benefited from the imposition. And that realization is what truly shapes our final character. Raymond Carver entertains this topic in his poem, "Photograph of My Father in His Twenty-second Year." In this poem Carver provides us with a beautifully touching slice of life that is not only flawless in writing and technique, but that connects and emotionally evokes feelings that are universal in all readers....   [tags: Photograph of My Father In His 22nd Year] 1000 words
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Wisdom of Parents in the Poem, Photograph of My Father In His Twenty-Second Year - Wisdom of Parents in the Poem, Photograph of My Father In His Twenty-Second Year We have all grown up hearing our parent's advice "Do as I say, not as I do". When your parents give this advice you do not always listen at first, but later on in life you may catch yourself using it. I believe it is very important value, respect and listen to what your parent's say; their experience with life is their major tool in shaping their children into adults. Parents have lived life longer than their children that is a fact....   [tags: Photograph of My Father In His Twenty-Second Year] 1154 words
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Visual Analysis of Davis's Photograph - Memories can be as short-lived as the moments that created them. The recollection of events and the deterioration of memories over time is a constant process that cannot be stopped. This inevitable passing of memory is fused to the inevitable passing of human life. Emily Davis’s still life photograph of wineglasses is reflective and fragmented, allowing the image to act as a metaphor for this fleeting aspect of memory through its own memory-like qualities. The photograph is also symbolic of the transience of human life through the use of the traditional symbol of the wineglass, ultimately serving as memento mori....   [tags: Art Analysis] 705 words
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College Admissions Essays - A Photograph - College Admissions Essays - A Photograph Attach a small photograph (3.5 x 5 inches or smaller) of something important to you and explain its significance. At an age when my friends’ floors were strewn with toys, dirty clothes, or video-game cartridges, mine was smothered in paper of all sorts — books, magazines, reams of white and college-ruled, paper bags, paper airplanes. This pattern has survived, and it is representative of the way I live. The house of my life is built on a foundation of paper....   [tags: College Admissions Essays] 727 words
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Critical Analysis on a Tina Modotti Photograph - Critical Analysis on a Tina Modotti Photograph Tina Modotti was from a very poor working class society. She was brought up in the northeast part of Italy, in Udine, Friuli. She was born at the tail end of the industrial revolution, in 1896. However, you could say, by all means, that her village hadn't changed the slightest since the seventh century. She lived vigorously throughout her childhood, working endless hours in a silk-textile factory to earn a cash flow and to support the family through starvation....   [tags: Papers] 733 words
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Critical Analysis of a Photograph of Rachel Whitear - Critical Analysis of a Photograph of Rachel Whitear The photograph of Rachel on the floor in her room is indeed very powerful. It is a very graphic photograph and is meant to be this way, the people who took it used it for their crime scene investigation. But people who saw the photo realised that it could be used too send a blunt message to make people think twice before stepping into the world of drugs. The room that she lived in for the last few days of her life was bare, no pictures, no posters, no fancy paint, no wallpaper, no personality, no feeling....   [tags: Papers] 442 words
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Photograph of the Demolition of the Crystal Palace, 1936 - Photograph of the Demolition of the Crystal Palace, 1936 The Crystal Palace designed by Joseph Paxton stood for eighty-five years. It succumbed to fire "at six o'clock on the evening of 30th November 1936" (Beaver, 141). A fire was discovered in the staff lavatory, and within minutes the whole structure was ablaze. The spectacular building was engulfed in fire as it dissolved into just a skeleton of its former structure. Paxton used innovative methods of construction on the Crystal Palace, greatly influenced by the bridge and train shed construction of the day....   [tags: Architecture History]
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P. H. Delamotte Photograph of the Interior of the Crystal Palace - P. H. Delamotte Photograph of the Interior of the Crystal Palace After a successful year of housing the Great Exposition, the Crystal Palace by Joseph Paxton was disassembled and moved to Sydenham, where it stood for the next 85 years (Hobhouse, 32). The Palace, built for the 1851 World's Fair in London, was an architectural and engineering wonder modeled after the bridge and train shed construction of the mid-nineteenth century. The structure had been designed to be quickly assembled out of prefabricated members and easily rebuilt elsewhere....   [tags: Architecture History]
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The Pros and Cons of Photograph Alteration - The use of today’s photography technology invites many controversial arguments among the public. Some people have no problem with manipulated pictures, others believe that editing the picture of human being means not to appreciate human as God’s creature. It is commonly known that the majority of the pictures in magazines, billboards, and advertisements in public areas must have gone through the professional photo editing process to be maximized in effectiveness. The pictures are retouched so that it looks much more lively and delightful than the original ones....   [tags: photography] 595 words
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Toyo Miyatake Picture Analysis - During World War II, after the Japanese bombing of Pearl Harbor, Japanese Americans in the western United States were forced into internment camps because the government felt as though the Japanese were dangerous if they were not relocated. These camps were usually in poor condition and in deserted areas of the nation. The Japanese were forced to make the best of their situation and thus the adults farmed the land and tried to maximize leisure while children attempted to enjoy childhood. The picture of the internee majorettes, taken by internee and photographer Toyo Miyatake, shows sixteen girls standing on bleachers while posing in front of the majestic Sierra Nevada mountain range and desolate Manzanar background....   [tags: Photograph Analysis ]
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Photography - The Test of Time: The Power of the Photograph What is a photograph. The simplicity of taking a photograph leads many to ponder its artistic value. Yet, it is undeniable that there are some photos that cause an emotional reaction deeper than simply observing a recorded point in time. Surely, there are photographs that cause more reaction than some modern art pieces. There seems to be two types of photographs. The first classification is the ‘time capture’ photo – an image with the sole purpose of recording a particular event or point in time....   [tags: Art Artwork Photograph]
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The Vulture and the Child - The Vulture and the Child This award winning photograph was taken by Kevin Carter in 1993 in the African country of Sudan. Carter won a Pulitzer Prize for this picture in March 1994 (Long). This picture shows a famine stricken child crawling towards a UN food camp which was situated nearly a kilometer away. This picture was first published on the front page of The New York Times on March 23, 1993; followed by Mail & Guardian, a Johannesburg weekly. Later, it was published in the National Geographic and TIME magazines....   [tags: Photograph Photography Essays]
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Art of Photography - I look at a photograph I took this past summer when my family was on vacation on Block Island. I remember when I took it: on a hike with my mother and aunt. I see the dusty dirt road sunken on either side- testimony to the tires that groove the path daily. I hear the crunch of the leaves and rocks underneath my sneakers, browned by collected sand and dirt. I remember looking into the distance towards the ocean and thinking to myself “Hey- that would make a good picture.” I remember that I laughed a lot because it was one of those days....   [tags: Photograph Photographer Artwork]
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Defining a True Photographic Essay - The “True” Photographic Essay We live in a world bombarded by photographs. Whether it is advertisements, news, art, fashion, or propaganda, photographs are widely considered the most powerful form of representation. However, not all collections of photographs can be given the title of a “true” photographic essay. Even visual rhetoric theorists stipulate various requisites for this name. So then…what is a “true” photographic essay. To rightfully earn this title, the photos need to be accompanied by a text....   [tags: Photography Photograph Essays]
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Personal Narrative- Photo - Personal Narrative- Photo Remember back to the times of your youth, when a family member or friend would grace you with a gift. Remember that butterfly feeling you would get in the pit of your stomach and work itself outward and make you tingle with anticipation. Remember waking up early on Christmas morning way ahead of your parents only to attempt to wait patiently until they arose. Remember the moans of despair when they finally did clamber out of their bed to tell you that breakfast must be eaten first before gifts are opened....   [tags: Personal Narrative Photograph Picture] 435 words
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Photography - Missing Images Photography wasn’t considered a form of art in the United States until the turn of the century when a man named Alfred Steiglitz fought throughout his lifetime to make sure we recognized it as an art form. It was only used as a form of science up until then. There is a lot of chemistry when it comes to photography; mixing different chemicals for film and paper as well as the four or five different “baths” for each the film and paper. And to know what film to use, which paper and what chemicals will form the best possible images....   [tags: photo picture photograph] 905 words
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Physics of Image Processing - Missing Figures Characteristics of Light There are a few fundamental characteristics of light that are useful to be aware of before proceeding with the discussion on how CCD's and Film can function to save a useful, meaningful image. One of these important fundamental qualities is the fact that visible light is electromagnetic radiation. Electromagnetic Radiation, Photons, and Energy Levels Electromagnetic radiation has many different classifications. Some such classifications include AM/FM Radio Waves, microwaves, visible light, x-rays, and gamma rays....   [tags: physics photo photograph digital camera film] 3235 words
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John Berger - In John Berger’s essay “Another Way of Telling,” Berger argues that photographs contain a “third meaning.” Berger claims that the third meaning is personal and relies almost completely on the individual viewer. As a result, no photograph can convey the same message to any two people and no two photographs can convey the same message to any one person. Here, the validity of Berger’s assumption crumbles. All photographs communicate one absolute truth. Berger states, “All subjectivity is treated as private” (100)....   [tags: essays research papers] 937 words
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Interpretations of Photography - Interpretations of Photography Different people interpret photographs in many different ways. The way the photo is interpreted by a person can depend on what kind of job they have, how old they are, and how or where they grew up. Photos can also have an emotional effect on a person and bring back memories. How do you interpret the photograph on page one. Does it bring back any memories. How does the photograph make you feel. Jean Mohr says what is happening is "Great Britain, in the country. A small girl was playing with her doll....   [tags: Papers] 408 words
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The Power of Photography - ... One could argue that a photograph taken of the shore of an island with the sky and a couple holding hands evokes emotion, because of the romantic couple walking or because of the peacefulness of the sky. Here is something to consider; would you find the sky as peaceful in mid-day as you might at sunset. Or would the change in color change the emotions perceived. If the couple holding hands was vivid and clear in daylight would it have a different emotional response than if the picture had been taken later in the day as the sun was setting and all that was visible was the silhouette of the couple....   [tags: Art ]
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Analysis of Architecture in Photography - Analysis of Architecture in Photography I have decided to look at architecture for my next genre in photography. I have chosen architecture as it is very different to fashion photography and looks at totally different materials and includes different characteristics. In the early years of photography, few if any photographers were specialists in any area other than commercial portraiture, which was the main area in which a living could be made from the new medium. Early photographers did fairly often photograph buildings, often working from the window of a convenient room rather than at street level....   [tags: Papers] 1060 words
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the cultural affects of national geographic - Thailand is a country enveloped in much mystery and cultural tradition. This fact is reflected very clearly in a series of pictures taken from the article, “The Many Faces of Thailand” in the February 1996 issue of the National Geographic magazine, titled, “Into the Heart of Glaciers” I will attempt to analyze the way in which the pictures portray the richness of Thailand’s culture and people and prove this statement about the National Geographic’s photography, “They originated in a search for ways of teaching about the third world that did not objectify and were not paternalistic but that fostered both a sense of how lives around the globe are interconnected and a capacity for empathetic understanding.” (Collins, Lutz 3) “A good portion of its text and photographs is devoted to images of the peoples and cultures of the third world.” (Collins, Lutz 1) This quote taken out of, Reading National Geographic, is proven very true by my use of this article about Thailand....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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Man Ray’s Violin D’Ingres - Man Ray’s Violin D’Ingres is a perfect example of a modernist photograph. Man Ray pushes both how photography is perceived and what is possible within a photograph in this example. Man Ray himself was an American, born as Emmanuel Rudnitsky, but moved to Paris and engaged in very non-American photography. Europe lacked the American ideals about what “strait photography” should be. While American schools of photography believed that an art photograph should only be made with a large negative with maximum depth of field, Europeans were busy experimenting with new uses of the medium as well as experimenting with altering the image in serious ways to change the meaning....   [tags: essays research papers] 954 words
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The Blitz in Britain - The Blitz in Britain During the Second World War, Civilians were involved as well as soldiers. As part of the conflict Britain and Germany bombed each other’s major cities. People in both countries had to cope with the effects of these air raids. In Britain the bombing of the cities was known as the Blitz. Some people write about the Blitz as a time when the British people shoed great cheerfulness and courage. They say their morale (their spirit and attitude was good. Other writers believe that much of what was said and written about the high morale of the British is myth (a false impression) rather than truth....   [tags: Papers] 3705 words
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Wingfield's Absent Father in The Glass Menagerie by Tennessee Williams - Wingfield's Absent Father in The Glass Menagerie by Tennessee Williams Mr. Wingfield plays a relatively prominent throughout the play. His decision to leave the Wingfield household has left lasting effects on the rest of his family. This has helped in establishing certain themes and issues in the play. The mentioning of his character in almost every scene throughout the play suggests its role in the action of the play. However, I would not agree to the view that he is the most important character in the play....   [tags: Papers] 787 words
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Why Sources Show Different Attitudes - Why Sources Show Different Attitudes There are a number of reasons why sources shows different attitudes. These may be related to the author of the source, when it was produced, and the purpose that the source has. Source A is a photograph of evacuees walking to a train station in London, ready to be evacuated. The author of the source is unknown. It was taken in September 1939, which is at the start of the war and when people were first evacuated out of the cities to the countryside, where they would be safer....   [tags: Papers] 2600 words
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Philippe Gross's The Tao of photography: seeing beyond seeing - In Philippe Gross's book "The Tao of photography: seeing beyond seeing" Gross emphasizes, through his photography and other more well known photographers works, the Taoist philosophy and wisdom. I found this books message not only creative ,but both inspirational and instructional. He couples photographic works with informational text to help more deeply understand his philosophy. Gross emphasizes creativity and heightened awareness rather than formal techniques. Straying away from formal techniques is something that I feel I have been trying to do when I take pictures....   [tags: Photography Philippe Gross] 1101 words
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The Life of Immigrant Children In New York - The Life of Immigrant Children In New York By the late nineteenth century the economic lines in America between the upper and lower class were quickly widening because of the boom of urban industrial expansion. Moreover, during the 1800s, America witnessed an influx of immigrants coming from many parts of the world, they made tenement houses in New York’s lower East Side a common destination. One person witnessing the living conditions of these tenements was journalist Jacob A. Riis. For several years, Riis, with camera in hand, tooked a multitude of photographs that depicted the atrocious working and living conditions in the New York slums....   [tags: Literature Review] 1357 words
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Distortion of Reality- Photo Manipulation in Advertising - Manipulation in photography editing uses tactics to deceive the audience of a given photograph. Editing software programming,such as Adobe Photoshop,is used by artists to have the tools needed to exploit the image to develop specific messages. The resulting photograph is different from the original. The photograph is being digitally manipulated. However, most often the editing goes unnoticed by the targeted audience Editing in advertising results in contributing to gender stereotypes. Manipulative editing in photography reinforces gender stereotypes conveyed in American culture The use of photo manipulation has been around just as long as the camera has been around....   [tags: advertising, marketing, photography] 897 words
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Britain in the Age of Total War - Britain in the Age of Total War 1. The caption at the top of this source is very helpful in determining the usefulness of this source, because it tells us that this source was written by the publisher of the book, "Waiting for the All Clear", on the inside cover. Usually, this part of the book is used for advertising and commercial purposes, and so is not very useful in finding out about the response of the British people to the effects of the Blitz. This is because it contains no historical fact and is totally comprised of opinion....   [tags: Papers] 3048 words
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Comparison of a Broadsheet and Tabloid Newspaper - Comparison of a Broadsheet and Tabloid Newspaper On 20th of February 2004, the Times and the Sun introduced the news of the release of five Britons held in Guantanamo Bay as the lead news front page stories. The articles in these two newspapers greatly contrast in various points, including views on the issue, page layout, style of writing and vocabulary used. The Times is a broadsheet newspaper, generally accepted as mid-conservative, while the Sun has the largest circulation among newspapers distributed in UK and its editorial state tend to swing in symphony of public opinion....   [tags: Papers] 951 words
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The Photographer and His Camera - The Photographer and His Camera Since the invention of the camera in 1839, photography has transformed the entire nature of art in that it brought about a great revolution of the traditional arts, pushing it from depictions of a world we already knew to expressions of inward gestures and creativity. Photography conveniently replaced with images the words that were once essential to describing a visual. These images are in fact very different in nature from the continuous action of television, as well as the timeless sculpture....   [tags: Papers] 1207 words
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Tiananmen Square Massacre - Tiananmen Square Massacre Many photographs pass our eyes each day. Only few make a mark in history. Tiananmen Square, Beijing, and the photograph by Jeff Widener has its rightful place in history. Who can forget the shocking image of the single male student standing in front of a line of four tanks lined up one behind the other. His body seeming to be no match to the machines that were dispatched to serve a purpose. Tiananmen Square was the Gate of Heavenly Peace. The largest square in the world held up to a million people at once....   [tags: Papers] 593 words
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Interaction Metadata from Multimodal Interactions - ... It risks making user conscious about their conversation in favour of higher accuracy on tags [TBD]. We did not want the users to be aware of the theatre and unintentionally affect the fluidity of conversation. In automatic annotation system there has been work on exploiting group discussions, IM, and online comment system to extract tags [15] while some systems capture text associated with photos in email or text documents [16]. These systems can give accurate annotation. However these conversations happen too far between and do not have content [5] and spatial richness....   [tags: Information Technology ]
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The Negative Influence of Visual Arts in Time of War - ... The poster “He’s Watching You” invited sense of fear into the hearts of United States citizens. Fig. 3: “The Enemy is Watching You” www.archives.gov/exhibits/powers_of_persuasion/hes_watching_you/hes_watchin g_you.html. Another propaganda poster that was put up throughout the United States during World War II was a poster against Hitler’s Nazi party. This piece of propaganda was produced in response to the mass murder and complete destruction of Ledice, a Czech village. The United States government made these posters to evoke fear, hate, and anxiety towards the Germans....   [tags: Art Analysis ]
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The Power of Images - Analytical Essay – The Power of Images I believe that pictures are able to capture a single moment, highlighting the important meaning behind every action presented. According to Mitchell Stephens’ “By Means of the Visible: A Picture’s Worth,” images possess “great power - religious, tribal, romantic, pedagogic” (479). Similarly, in Kenneth Brower’s “Photography in the Age of Falsification,” a picture of earthrise is described as having “poetic power, evoking sentiment” (564). When looking at pictures, whether in my photo album or a Life magazine, I discover that emotions are stirred by those pictures that hold the greatest number of feelings, from anguish to happiness, thus making them the most memorable....   [tags: Exploratory Essays Research Papers] 987 words
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Suffering in Photographs - Suffering in Photographs Photographs are used to document history, however selected images are chosen to do so. Often times these images graphically show the cruelty of mankind. In her book, Regarding the Pain of Others, Susan Sontag asks, "What does it mean to protest suffering, as distinct from acknowledging it?" To acknowledge suffering is just to capture it, to point it out and show somebody else that it exists. In order to protest suffering, there has to be some sort of moral decision that what is shown in the photograph is wrong, and a want from the viewer to change that....   [tags: American History] 1050 words
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The Artists Tina Barney and Elliott Erwitt - Beyond the Medium Thorough research of the works and techniques of Tina Barney and Elliott Erwitt led me to a simple conclusion: their art is simple and meaningful but, meaning is what an observer makes of it. What does this indicate one might ask. It means that although they both have very distinct ways of taking a photograph their common goal is to evoke emotion in their observers. Elliott Erwitt put it in the simplest terms when he said, “I think you should just look at the stuff and if it enriches you in some way or knocks you out, that’s all you need” (Danziger 89)....   [tags: Art Artwork Artist]
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Roger Scruton on Photography - In Roger Scruton's Photography and Representation the author establishes the idea that ideal photography is not art. In the same breath he says that ideal photography is not necessarily an idea which photographers should strive, nor does it necessarily exist. Yet, he bases his argument upon the ideal. In reviewing his paper, I’ll take a look at why he painstakingly tries to make this distinction between ideal painting and ideal photography. His argument is based upon the proposition that photographs can only represent in a causal fashion, whereas painters create representational artwork via intentional relations....   [tags: Photography] 2314 words
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Phtography - ... This image, on a basic level, deals with what a child sees compared to what an adult sees. This relates back to Mann’s theme of the fantastical. The viewer is taken, as it appears, into the small subspace of the imaginative world that often disappears after childhood has. Correlating with this, the toy horse has been placed lying down in the dirt, its paint peeling. The fact that the horse has been discarded, raises questions about the girl’s childhood and innocence. Perhaps this image is set up to convey a representation of a single memory - of a childhood that is disappearing and becoming part of the past....   [tags: Art, Sally Mann] 1754 words
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Vik Muniz Photographs - Vik Muniz Photographs I observed a very unique series of photographs by Vik Muniz called Seeing is Believing. Vik Muniz’s images are not simply photography but are pictures of complicated pieces of art he has produced at earlier times. Utilizing an array of unorthodox materials including granulated sugar, chocolate syrup, sewing thread, cotton, wire, and soil Muniz first creates an image, sculpturally manipulates it and then photographs it. Muniz’s pictures include portraits, landscapes, x-rays, and historical images....   [tags: Essays Papers] 449 words
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mathew brady and the photographic documentation of the civil war - Mathew Brady was the son of Irish immigrants who came to the United States in the late 1830's, later that year they became residents of Saratoga Springs, where they became acquainted with the artist, William Page. Page was a large influence on Brady's artistic lifestyle teaching him trades such as jewel making, case making, and painting. Page took Brady under his wing and they moved to New York where Brady met Samuel F.B. Morse an artist who instructed Page in earlier days. Morse began the new art of photography, which his friend Daguerre from Europe had just began....   [tags: essays research papers] 330 words
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A Memorable Experience In Photography - A Memorable Experience in Photography To experience photography, one must have a certain style of photographs to really appreciate or admire. Photographs are picturesque images and views that really catch the interest of the photographer. For me to experience and admire photography, it took me only one photographer to really appreciate the power it has his name is Robert Capa. Robert grew up in Hungary he experienced the political unrest and turmoil. He lived under the oppression of Horthy and knew the kind of anarchy that constitutes war(Images of War 8)....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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The Loch Ness monster - The Loch Ness monster Many times we have been in a dilemma whether to believe or not someone who tries to persuade us for something and very often by listening his arguments and by having enough evidence we finally manage to get out of the dilemma. Nevertheless sometimes we cannot be sure about an event because although there is enough evidence, our minds cannot be persuaded. An example to justify that is the existence of the Loch Ness monster, or as it is widely known “Nessie”. Nessie’s story begins from the first century A.D, when Romans first went to Northern Scotland and found carved, standing stones (which are still found in the region around Loch Ness) that represented animals, which were all easily recognizable, except one....   [tags: essays papers]
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Comparing Traditional Photography and Digital Imaging - Comparing Traditional Photography and Digital Imaging The traditional photographic process that has defined image reproduction for over 150 years involves a long drawn out series of chemical reactions beginning with the capture of light on silver film and ending with the fixing of the image onto paper or a transparency through the development processing. The final image is analog, which means it is composed of continuous gradients that are analogous to the gradients seen in the world around us....   [tags: Compare Contrast Comparison]
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Coles’ Ideas in The Tradition: Fact and Fiction - Coles’ Ideas in The Tradition: Fact and Fiction “The documentary tradition as a continually developing “record” that is made in so many ways, with different voices and vision, intents and concerns, and with each contributor, finally, needing to meet a personal text” (Coles 218). Coles writes “The Tradition: Fact and Fiction” and describes the process of documenting, and what it is to be a documentarian. He clearly explains through many examples and across disciplines that there is no “fact or fiction” but it is intertwined, all in the eye of the maker....   [tags: Photography Journalism Coles Essays Papers]
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Life, Love and Death: The work of Adam Fuss - Life, Love and Death: The work of Adam Fuss Peanut butter and jelly, a common combination of two separate entities, most people have heard of this duo, many enjoy it, but only one manufacturer packaged them together in a handy snack. Much like the tasty treat that is Goobers is the tasty duo of Adam Fuss and Roland Barthes. Two separate men, Adam Fuss and Roland Barthes put together in one reading, complementing and accentuating each other. Fuss and Barthes, they share an interest in photography, they share an interest in the foundation and principles of photography, more over they share an interest in photography that is deeply personal....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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William Wegman - William Wegman never really wanted a dog. He was too caught up in his photography to be bothered, but his wife had a different idea. When William and his wife moved from Wisconsin to California they started looking for a dog. They decided to go with a Weimaraner when there was no luck with finding a Dalmatian. There first weimaraner was named Man Ray and the first thing William did when he took Man Ray home was take his picture, the rest is history. Man-Ray was a hand full as a puppy he demand a lot of attention and the only time he was good was when he was working in the studio with Wegman....   [tags: William Wegman Biography] 1189 words
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