The Importance Of Photography In Society

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When pictures are taken it’s a moment being captured; a moment that can be either sentimental or influential. Photos have a substantial impact on the things people see or do. It can connect people throughout the world, creating friendships and pathways. Photography has the power to inspire many people and could lead to a change for the better. It’s also a visual learning tool that helps non-verbal people communicate. Photography is important because it opens a view into a person’s mind and allows them to convey messages. It’s a universal language: anyone can look at a photo and decipher its meaning or be influenced by it. Photography has a positive influence on society by evoking emotions and insight. Photography inspires people; it can influence…show more content…
Sarinana quotes, “Seeing children with polio, viewing racial discrimination, etc. undoubtedly appeal to our emotions and our yearning to help those in need” (Photography and the Feeling of...). Our species have and will always rely on our understanding of how others feel, attending to the needs of those around us, and working with each other to create a better society. “Photography in our society is important because we need visual imagery that reflects our connectedness, especially in a world as inhumane as ours.(Sarinina)” Photos have the power to make a difference in the world. A picture can influence a person to fight for what they believe in, or change someone's opinion for the better. A picture will bring people throughout the world…show more content…
With the invention of smartphones, photography has become easier now than in the past 100 years. It’s empowering to take our own photos; we can take as many as we want and sharing them is effortless in the digital world. People in our society take pictures spontaneously without any effort. We share the pictures we take on apps like Instagram, Facebook, and Snapchat. We are connected to each other in the simplest of ways: digitally. We are in the digital age, and we still do things traditionally. Exchanging prints of photos we take to share memories to keep those memories alive. These pictures will eventually become our

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