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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...   [tags: Photograph] 1244 words
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Childhood Purity vs. Knowledge of Maturity: Review of Photograph Virginia at 6 by Sally Mann - Sally Mann has a gift of pushing buttons—critics and random people alike. Whether those buttons ignite a flame of hate or generate a spark of fascination, a strong reaction is guaranteed. Mann, once again, delivers a thought-provoking piece with Virginia at 6, where she effectively manages lines, value and contrast to illustrate a stimulating battle between childhood purity and the vanity and knowledge that comes with maturity. In Virginia at 6, Virginia, the child, poses nude with her arms comfortably shaped in a triangle over her head, body determinedly arched....   [tags: photograph, lines, youth] 701 words
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The Truth Is in the Photograph - Can you imagine the horrible living conditions The Drought caused in rural America during the Great Depression. "[Agriculture] produced the very stuff of life on which... the nation's industry, society, and culture fed, physically and even psychologically" The Drought first evoked on the eastern area of our country in 1930, by 1934 it reached southern and Midwestern America. The Drought was caused by poor farming techniques, farmers would over harvest, plant and plow and allow their cattle and sheep overgraze which caused the land to become weak....   [tags: drought, dust, bowl, farming, poverty] 855 words
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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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Observation of a Photograph - Observation of a Photograph Observation is a valuable and rich source for gathering data for a qualitative study. It offers the researcher firsthand insight into a phenomenon by personally experiencing the same through his/her five senses (Creswell, 2013). It not only provides an inquirer with the opportunity to document participants, activities, settings, behaviors, and other aspects by directly observing them, but also permits him/her “to better understand and capture the context within which people interact” (Patton, 2002, p....   [tags: researcher, details, setting]
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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...   [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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On Photography by Susan Sotag - Between 1500 and 1900, paintings and drawings were the main medium of visual art. They represented the universe based on the author’s imagination and technical skill. However, the birth of photography presented new possibilities and a new means to depict and show an accurate, complete and ‘authentic’ reproduction of reality. Based and inspired by Susan Sontag’s book, On Photography, this essay will discuss and explore the notion of the authentic image as well as what makes for an authentic photograph....   [tags: photography, image, photograph] 882 words
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Shaping Perception through a Photograph - Against a bleak backdrop, U.S troops stand thrusting an American flag into the grey skies. The shards of wreckage at their feet speak of the arduous journey these soldiers had taken to reach the summit of the mountain. Despite the grim setting on the ground, the American flag waves on in a perfect manner swaying along with the wind gusts. As a photograph taken by Joe Rosenthal in 1945, this image of U.S troops raising a flag in Iwo Jima during World War II served as a symbol of hope and victory for the American public during the gruesome end to war....   [tags: Susan Sontag's essay]
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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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War Photograph and War Photographer - “Feeling sorry for her”. Kate Daniels uses the iconic photo of the child, hurt in a napalm attack on a Vietnam village who is screaming in pain and fear, to show the extent of the suffering that innocent civilians have to go through in war time. She wants people to be aware of the pain and to show what the reality is like for them in the war, focusing on the horrors in particular. The poem uses this to instil emotions such as sympathy and compassion but also to make people feel appalled by the war....   [tags: Horrors of War]
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Modern Photograph and Realism - ... There is contrast between textures of liquid water, grainy dirt, smooth plants, and the hard rough mountains. In 1930, Walker Evans beautiful yet haunting photograph, "Factory Street in Amsterdam, New York,” documents the effects of the great depression. This image almost looks like an alley. Due to the wet glossy floors you can tell it was previously raining. The first thing to catch your attention is the long road receding infinitely, leading your eyes from the foreground to the background creating maximum depth of field like in Shore's photo....   [tags: change, happiness, love, freedom, social] 941 words
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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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The Importance of Photography - Everywhere you look one thing is common, photographs. People not only use photography to document events and milestones, they use to enhance the beauty of their surroundings. From pictures of quiet country streams and cute animals to family photographs, almost every public space has some kind of photograph as decoration. Photography is much more than taking simple pictures, as a career a photographer must know technical information about lighting, posing, choosing subjects and framing shots. Equipment care is another facet of photography that requires technical knowledge beyond what the amateur needs....   [tags: George Eastman, camera, photograph]
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The Development of Photography - Photography has developed immensely throughout the years, and will continue to develop through the use of digital cameras, the constant sharing and sending of photographs, and the availability of editing. Photography is a wonderful tool. Photography helps us document our lives, and remember past experiences. Photography has had a long journey from the very first photograph, to the constant sharing of digital photos, and who knows what the future of photography holds. Light is the basis of photography....   [tags: photograph, camera, editing, digital camera]
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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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Soiling of Old Glory: Photograph by Stanley J. Forman - ... It shows that Americans were still deliberately committing violent acts in public because of racial tension, despite laws that had been established to abolish segregation prior to the event that took place. This became apparent in the eyes of many that any progress made in the Civil Rights movement during the 50’s and 60’s did not achieve what it was set out to achieve – remove racism and segregation. The fact that they brutalized an innocent black man, reveals that the protestors were frustrated by more than just the desegregation of schools....   [tags: racial tension between black and white]
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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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Dionne Brand's Blues Spiritual for Mammy Prater and Margaret Atwood's This Is a Photograph of Me - ... Another significant concept recorded in the poem is the representation of Mammy’s body. Her body is a captivating symbol in the debate of slavery, as a majority of slaves in this time period were ruled and owned by the rich white people. In time, she was set free from her ties to the life of slavery and from that day forward she was not willing to let anything or anyone control her or her body, not even photography. It was going to be done her way or not at all. In the 115 years that Mammy Prater waited, she practiced her body positions and facial expressions in preparation for the day that she would finally get her self-portrait done....   [tags: poetry analysis]
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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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Why is Retouching Photographs Necessary? - ... Photographers also change images for the benefit of advertisements for name brand companies. Many consumers ranging in all ages browse online for clothing and will notice a difference from the model’s body versus the average person’s body. These images are creating a new standard of a typical person. Consumers may believe that these bodies look healthy, yet in reality, they are unreal and nearly impossible to attain. Editors for fashion companies will manipulate a body in such a way that makes the clothing look alluring....   [tags: manipulating photographs, modeling]
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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 deso...   [tags: Photograph Analysis ]
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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 Advancement of Photography - People see pictures every day and everywhere. They are in the newspapers, on wall as art, on billboards too. Photographs didn’t exist not long ago but when they were developed they took the world by storm. Nearly 200 years later people have cameras in their phones and can print pictures wirelessly straight from our phones or cameras. The invention of photography was an advancement that not only changed humanities but also changed the world as it evolved. Photography was developed towards the end of Industrial Revolution and the beginning of the Victorian Era....   [tags: Photography]
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The History of Photography and the Camera - Photography has come a long way from the first camera all the way until today. In this essay I’ll begin by explaining how the first aspect called the Camera Obscura started. The Camera Obscura was first developed and explained in ancient times during the 4th and 5th centuries B.C. It was first developed by the Chinese and Greeks and also later studied by other philosophers in Ancient Times. It is used to create images that are transmitted through a pinhole camera on a wall that is in a darkened room....   [tags: Photography]
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The Legendary American Kiss in Time Square - An icon is an image that refers to something outside of its individual elements, something or someone that has great symbolic meaning for society. Icons are often perceived to represent universal concepts, emotions, and meanings. Iconic images are recognizable yet, known not for their origin, time of production or for the people who created them, but for their great symbolic and historical meaning. Iconic images have an important role in American history that has shaped our identity through controversy, cultural awareness and historical events....   [tags: photograph, symbolic meaning, mystery]
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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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Gandhi at His Spinning Wheel - “Some photographs are destined to be ruined or forgotten. Some photographs are destined to be remembered and cherished. Such as his infamous portrait which almost did not make it.” (1946) Life Magazine. I am going to be analysing the historical story behind the photograph Gandhi at his Spinning Wheel. This black and white portrait photograph was taken by Margaret Bourke- White in 1946. His real name is Mahatma Gandhi; he was one of the most important figures of the 20th century. Gandhi’s overall appearance made people question their views of him....   [tags: photograph, India, independence] 736 words
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Garry Winogrand: The Godfather of Street Photography - In the early 1960s, most photographs were taken for a purpose, and that purpose was for news articles, magazines, or advertisement. There was very little consideration of photography as art. This change in the way photography was approached was in large part to photographers such as Garry Winogrand, who turned photography into an art. Winogrand symbolized a new generation of photographers on the rise in the mid-1960s known as “street photographers.” While each photo is of simple, everyday life, they each contain an individual message and meaning much deeper than what was seen through the lens....   [tags: Photography]
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Ideology of the Photographs: Thinking with Sontag and Butler - When I considered at first to discuss the role of photography and frame as evidence and their limitations, keeping in mind Butler’s argument regarding the visual modes of regulation of reality, the first problem that came up before me was: would it be something futile and an imposition of meaning on something which is by nature to be seen. But Butler’s claim regarding the way suffering is presented to us through the framing of reality in a certain way – for example, “embedded reporting” and our ethical response to it – prompted me to address certain questions involving the frame and its role in establishing or not establishing legal, political and ethical responsibility....   [tags: photography, frame, Auschwitz, human suffering]
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Court Cases of Naomi Campbell - Media, Law, Ethics and regulation Court ruling in one of the recent cases of Naomi Campbell Case with the Daily Mirror has all the more signified the issue concerning the laws of privacy. Naomi filed two cases, one against MGM Limited and the other against Vanessa Frisbee. The first case involved the periodical Daily Mirror’s two of the articles that relates to the Campbell’s drug addiction and a photograph of her parting a meeting of Narcotics Anonymous. The issue of the case revolves around the law of privacy in UK as Naomi argued that the Daily Mirror had violated the poise in printing her picture and making public some personal and confidential information....   [tags: drugs, photograph, daily mirror]
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Dramatic Photographs of the Civil War: Hanging at Washington Arsenal - ... These two images represent people who conspired to kill President Lincoln. The images that I have chosen and the two images to me are similar because they represent the life of a person. They represent the sadness and the distraught that some people just have to go through every day of their lives. Now the difference between my images and Gardner’s images are different because the people shown in mine are not prisoners. They are people who have disabilities and struggle from day to day whereas Gardner’s images showed people dying and being hung as well as handcuffed waiting to die....   [tags: photography, photojournalism]
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The Birth of Photography - The Birth of Photography goes way back to the very early stages of it’s development, in 1565 it was found that certain silver salts turned black when open to an element, which at this time they believed to be air. It wasn’t until mid 1720’s when they discovered it was in fact light that reacted with the salts to turn them black; this led to numerous amounts of unsuccessful trials at capturing images in a lasting, photochemical form. Many scientists, amateur inventors and artists passionately pursued developing this form throughout the 29th century....   [tags: Photography Essays] 1583 words
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Finding the True Meaning - A long, uneven line shuffled forward lethargically. Many lost their footing and slipped on what used to be grass. They held improvised masks over their grey faces to stop the choking dust smothering them. The sky was obscured by ash clouds that cast a shadow of despondency upon them. Rusty razor wire enclosed the compound and many of them refused to talk about what lay beyond. The weary rattle of a ration tin could be heard at all times; that and the constant hum of the diesel generator that the militia were perpetually fretting over....   [tags: numbers, photograph, protein, tooth] 714 words
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Whether Photography Limits Understanding - Photography is defined at the art or practice of taking and processing photographs. To understand photography is having insight or good judgment to know how to take the picture, but also edit it if need be. Does photography limit our understanding of the world. What some people haven’t realized is that photography is all around us, whether it is in the person’s mind to see it or not. While we see photography throughout our daily routine, people dismiss the small types of photography and focus on the bigger sceneries like other countries beautiful cities and landscapes....   [tags: Practice, Taking, Processing, Photographs]
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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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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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Progression of Photography - Photography is an affection, a craving and an addiction. It is impossible to explain why people love taking photos, but once people are engaged in photography professionally, nothing will stop them. It has always been a great magic and momentous secret which opens the world to the people, which makes us look at the things used to be taken for granted with special attitude, which makes us ponder over the existing problems. Photography can truly be considered a magical act – here is a little black box that can capture the images of people and wild animals, strange places, and loved ones on a rectangular piece of paper that can be viewed days and years later....   [tags: History of Photography]
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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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Potential Digital Evidence - Potential Digital Evidence As you can see in the photograph provided, Mr. Didit’s workspace contained numerous digital evidence items. There were two (2) computer towers on the floor that contained emails between Mr. Didit and Kazuki Corporation discussing the smartphone design along with image files of classified coding for the smartphone operating system. These towers were sealed within large anti-static evidence bags, establishing the chain-of-custody, and transported to the off-site facility for investigation....   [tags: Mr Didit, workspace, photograph]
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The Life and Photography of Eugene Atget - Eugene Atget was born February 12, 1857 in France. He was a photographer known for his photographs documenting the street scenes and architecture of Paris. Eugene Atget was born right outside the French city of Bordeaux. He was orphaned at age seven and raised by his uncle. After finishing his education in the 1870s, Atget briefly became a cabin boy and sailor on different boats sailing in the Transatlantic. After that, Atget became an actor, but only received bit parts at a second-rate repertory company....   [tags: biography, photography] 570 words
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Cameras and Photography - What do you consider art. Paintings, sculptures, drawings, or maybe something else. I know, when I think of art, I think of photography. Photography Is used for business, science, manufacturing, art, recreational purposes, mass communication, and more. Photography is using light to do amazing things, and some people think of photography as a story that just needs to be told. Ansel Adams probably believed this. He said, “You don’t take a photograph, you make it.” Photography has a long interesting history, like the fact that the word photography is made up of two greek words, photos meaning ‘light’ and graphein which is ‘to draw’ ....   [tags: History of Photography]
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The Relationship of Photographs, History, and Memory - The Relationship of Photographs, History, and Memory Abstract: This essay reflects on the relationship of photographs, history, and memory based on a found and mutilated photo album. Photographs provide opportunities for disrupting and restructuring history with their attraction to memory; they privilege the subjective, creative power of the personal explanation and provide an emotional and even ideological grounding for memory. Photographs as manifestations of memory assist in the process of understanding the present....   [tags: Image Photography Memory]
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20th Century Photography: Documentary Art - With the advancement of photography throughout the early 19th century, opportunities arose more frequently for photographers; both amateur and professional, to shoot what they saw fit. Very frequently, humans were the subjects of early daguerreotypes, and later dry-plates, for a number of different reasons. A daguerreotype held a special sentiment with people who viewed them, and it was a popularly held consensus that photographs literally held onto and saved the very essence of a loved one after their death....   [tags: architecture, photographs, walker evans]
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Implication of Border Security and Photography - ... Nowadays, the recollections of photography taken in the past, have been reexamined, and are considered to have a large impact on society today. These images help create a linkage and educate those who were not present at the time of the event. An example of this are, war images, from the Holocaust, WW1 and WW2, which have stirred emotion amongst those who comes across it. This can be illustrated when Susan Sontag felt, when she first saw the photographs of the holocaust. She quoted one of the ‘best known contemporary statements ‘When I looked at those photograph, something broke’ This reaction shows the impact photographs, a recollection of memories, from a significant event has on indi...   [tags: photography as social aid]
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Fashion as Fashion Photography - Fashion is an evolving subject. Fashion Photography, as Fashion itself has transformed too. The way Fashion Photography has changed a lot to what it was and what it is now. And yes it would have changed as a lot has transformed through the years of fashion. Fashion Photography’s meaning and representation has changed in a way that the image represents something that sometimes is not realistic, Photography as an illusion. Fashion Photography has changed in the way we look at it know, it has changed gender issues, sexuality, ethnicity and the way the body has been portrayed....   [tags: Fashion, Fashion Photography, ] 1082 words
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The Physics of Photography - The Physics of Photography The general population has become so accustomed to their simple point and shoot cameras that they do not either notice the poor quality of images that they are producing or do not have the knowledge to produce better images. For those who desire to take better photographs, photography will be an exciting life long adventure. There are many aspects to consider when taking a photograph. A good photograph is well thought out before the photographer snaps the shutter....   [tags: Pictures Photographs Careers Essays] 1113 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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The Decisive Moment, Then and Now: Photography - The consensus is that film photography has gone into extinction with the emergence of affordable digital media. Countless comparisons have been made between the two formats to see which best duplicates the most realistic portrayal. The key component that makes a captivating image is left out when people compare only technical specifications. Photography is more than just pressing a button and shifting through a memory card to find a winner. It is about creating an image that expresses a vision at a decisive moment in time....   [tags: Film Photography, Affordable Digital Media]
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The art of photography and its Relationship with the Truth - A lie is defined as a false statement made with deliberate intent to deceive; an intentional untruth; a falsehood or to convey a false impression. “Art is a lie that brings us nearer to the truth” (Pablo Picasso) could not be any more accurate. Can the intake of untrue information lead to the discovery of a truth. I believe that Picasso was insinuating that art is merely an imitation of life therefore there must be some truth to it. Photography is the art form that is able to depict this ideal the best....   [tags: photography essay, informative essay] 966 words
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Photography in the Civil War Domain Statement - The first camera was built in France. Two French artists named Joseph-Nicéphore Niépce and Louis Daguerre worked together on the camera from 1829 to 1833. When Niépce died in 1833, Daguerre continued working on the camera (Nardo 18). His prototype used a thin, rectangular plate that was coated with a thin layer of silver and exposed to iodine and bromide fumes. The photographer would slide the plate into the back of the camera where it exposed to the sunlight and records the image before the camera (18)....   [tags: camera, photography, photo] 1055 words
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Photography of Love in its Various Forms - My goal is to make a photo album of pictures depicting some of the various forms of love that exist between humans. Love is unfalteringly one of the strongest emotions that we feel over the course of our lives, and I want to capture that emotion in pictures. The photographs will be taken using a variety of techniques to evoke different forms and strengths of love, and each picture will be accompanied by a quote that promotes the same type of love I chose this topic to gain experience in the art of photography, as well as to further my knowledge of techniques that can be used to show different forms of any certain object or emotion through an image....   [tags: photography, art, love, ] 862 words
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Thoroughly Post-Modern: Defining My Practice of Photography by Defining an Art Movement - Thoroughly Post-Modern: Defining My Practice by Defining an Art Movement As a young artist, recognising and being aware of your own photographic practice is extremely important; it allows you to understand the ways in which your work fits into the wider context of Art and the way in which your work functions to mean. I have been studying and practicing photography since I was sixteen years old, but it wasn’t until my university study commenced that my practice began to mature and evolve, and I began to feel more like an artist than I have ever felt....   [tags: photography, post modernism]
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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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Photography: The History and Everyday Use - “Art is not to be found by touring to Egypt, China, or Peru; if you cannot find it at your own door, you will never find it.” - Ralph Waldo Emerson . Although many might think that it is a waste of time and money, photography is a great hobby that people should try. However, even if someone has different opinions, they must consider that photography is steadily on its way to becoming a worldwide everyday use, and is already part of the American culture. Who has contributed to the making of the modern camera in earlier times....   [tags: Photography]
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Analysis of Article about Photography in The New Yorker - Analysis of Article in The New Yorker originally written by Peter Schjeldahl The art world of photography is changing all the time. Peter Schjeldahl starts out with a very strong and well written paragraph about the world of art. Peter Schjeldahl says, “You can always tell a William Eggleston photograph. It’s the one in color that hits you in the face and leaves you confused and happy, and perhaps convinces you that you don’t understand photography nearly as well as you thought you did”. These couple of sentences are very strong and flow so well together, and they grab the reader’s attention....   [tags: Art Photography William Eggleston] 442 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 History of Architectural Decay - Architectural decay was not always considered an appropriate subject for photography because it was considered aesthetically unpleasant. But in the late 1800s, photojournalists began to see the need to photographs derelict buildings as a form of social documentation and since then architectural decay photography has evolved into a form of fine art. The earliest photographer to be recognized for his photography of architectural decay was Jacob Riis, a photojournalist who documented the squalid living conditions in New York tenements in his book, How the Other Half Lives, published in 1890....   [tags: photographs, photography, photojournalist] 613 words
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The Development of Photography - “Beauty can be seen in all things, seeing and composing the beauty is what separates the snapshot from the photograph.” as said by Matt Hardy. Throughout history, photography has continued to piece together the elements of art through the lens a camera. Photography has given everyone the chance to become an artist by capturing light. The 21st century would not be the same without the ability to capture memories that can be held for a lifetime. Today, anyone is able to see the rest of the world that they have never traveled to, never seen, or never even heard of due to the photography that has established and shaped our culture....   [tags: silver, camera obscura, pentaprism] 789 words
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The Art of Photography - “What I like about photographs is that they capture a moment that’s gone forever, impossible to reproduce.” - Karl Lagerfeld. Photography is a beautiful thing that has evolved over the years. With the help of technology photography has came along ways from when the very first photo was produced in the 1700’s . We have found faster ways to produce a picture and the colors and format has became more appealing to the human eye. Photography has helped generations see the earlier generation for decades....   [tags: Evolution, Technology, Memories, Pictures]
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The Evolution of Photography - When going for a walk, a person takes in the beauty around them. On this particular day, the refulgent sun is extra bright, making the sky a perfect blue. White, puffy clouds fill the sky, slowing moving at their own pace. The wind is peacefully calm, making the trees stand tall and proud. There is no humidity in the air. As this person walks down the road, they see a deer with her two fawns. The moment is absolutely beautiful. Moments like this happen only once in a great while, making us wanting to stay in the particular moment forever....   [tags: Informative Essay]
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The Power of Photography - Have you ever seen a painting or picture that captivates you and directly stirs up emotion within you. More than likely, you have. Usually, viewers merely observe the picture and enjoy the way it looks and how it makes them feel. But, have you ever asked yourself, “why?” What about the picture makes it pleasing to the viewer. With each strategy the photographer uses creates their own touch and passion that floods all over the picture. The emotional connection nearly goes unnoticed for when the picture is well photographed, the viewers experience the sensation in their subconscious....   [tags: photo, pictures, manipulation]
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Life of W. Eugene Smith - William Eugene Smith was an American photographer who produced photographic projects that changed how photographs were portrayed. Rather than a photo being a photo, he told stories through his photographs, through a practice called photojournalism. His photographic projects depicted people in their everyday lives, but in different situations. The photographs he took did not hide anything that he saw from the audience no matter how graphic the scenery may appear to be. His photography methods differed from traditional methods, in that traditional photographs/photographic projects were a distortion of reality, so that it is more pleasing to the audience....   [tags: Photography]
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Annie Leibovitz's Photography of Celebrities - It was not until a trip to Japan with her mother after her sophomore year of studying painting at the San Francisco Art Institute that Annie Leibovitz discovered her interest in taking photographs. In 1970 Leibovitz went to the founding editor of Rolling Stone, Jann Wenner, who was impressed by Leibovitz’s work. Leibovitz’s first assignment from Wenner was to shoot John Lennon. Leibovitz’s black-and-white portrait of Lennon was the cover of the January 21, 1971 issue. Ironically, Leibovitz would be the last person to capture her first celebrity subject....   [tags: Annie Leibovitz, Photography,] 517 words
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A Picture is Worth A Thousand Words - Part 1 "Photographs may have placed greater importance on the visual over the written. A picture, after all, is worth a thousand words." The idea that Photographs could have placed greater importance on the visual over the written is most has some merit to it. Certainly identifying objects in a picture is as basic and natural a function as there could be for most people. Reading written language takes quite a bit more effort to do. By comparison, the training needed to process even basic written language versus the simplicity of identifying objects with no training should make it clear that at our most basic level we can easily relate with images....   [tags: Photography]
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The Nature of Education Shown in Two Photographs: - The Nature of Education Shown in Two Photographs: Learning is a lifelong process. By learning, one acquires knowledge or develops the ability to perform new behaviors. It is common to think of learning as something that takes place in school, but much of human learning occurs outside the classroom, and people continue to learn throughout their lives. From the two photos, "The Lesson: Planning a Career" and "Instruction at Home", it is evident that learning continues throughout people's lives and affects almost everything they do....   [tags: Education Teaching Essays] 892 words
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