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The Role of Standards in Photography

 Tian Xing (Bill) He Steve McCurry is a world-famous photographer who rose to prominence after his "Afghan Girl" photograph appeared on the cover of National...

Development of the Digital Camera

Introduction. Throughout the ages humanity has always been fascinated by the possibility of "capturing moments" or in other words perpetuating moments of high significance...

Canon Company Introduction - History and Culture

Index History of the company History of Logo Company Officers Corporate Organization Chart Company Business personal Business Office Professional Industry Achievements Why Canon is a Groundbreaking brand? Picture Gallery References History of Company. The company...

Photography Representation of Reality

Introduction:- When we look into a photograph; we often tend to forget that this is not an image taken by a camera rather it's a moment...

Cindy Sherman Artist Biography

No other artist has ever made as extended or complex career of presenting herself to the camera as has Cindy Sherman. Yet, while all of...

DSLR or a Digital Camera?

The first mass use camera became available at the turn of the 20th century and can be traced back to the year 1900 and...

Photography: Then And Now

Why is the photographic image so powerful & iconic, how do they produce connections of timelessness, and emotional context + what are the perspectives around...

Access and consent in public photography

Difficulties in obtaining literature I thought it would be appropriate to start this chapter with a foreword, explaining the difficulties I had in obtaining relevant literature...

Publishing Controversial Photographs

Ephron argued that since death is part of life, readers should not be sheltered from it. She asked why photos from fatal car accidents show...

Photography boundaries and uses

Photography from its very beginning served in a beneficial manner to democratize portraiture, expanding its boundaries and traditional uses. It no...

Postmodernism in the media

Introduction to postmodernism, the media and the 'real' The increasingly mediatised culture we live in today has lead us to be dominated by and dependent upon...

Fine Art, Photography And Influence In Dadaism

'Photography has played a controversial but an important role in the arts for the last 150 years'. The question is still debated whether photography is...

Nan Goldin's Representation Of Gender And Sexuality

In this essay I will be looking at how Nan Goldin photographs people and represents their sexuality and gender through her work as it has...

Rankin And Richard Avedon Comparison

Richard Avedon and John Rankin Waddell (more commonly known as Rankin) have many similarities in their work and have also done many of the same...

Evolution Of Photography Over The Centuries

Presentation: To my view photography it s a way to describe things, a way to express yourself and to show to the people how you...

Photography is an art

Photography is an art that took many years and efforts of many individuals to perfect. Many different people in many different fields contributed to this...

Observations Of A Landscape Photographer And Architecture

The objective of this thesis is to see how the ob­servations of the landscape photographer can fur­ther inform the relationship of architecture and the landscape....

Has Television Taken Over Photography?

In the age of television and internet streaming videos, photography is no longer as pervasive a tool of social control...

How Joseph Nicéphore contributed to the early development of photography.

How Joseph Nicéphore contributed to the early development of photography. Born Joseph Niépce March 7th 1765,...

Photographer: Thomas Hoepker

Photographer: Thomas Hoepker Title: September 11, 2001. New York, Brooklyn Year: 2001...

The interpretation of images

Does the person (or people) who produce a work (image, film, artwork etc.) ultimately control its meaning and interpretation?...

Different types of camera

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The decisive moment

Page | 1 This essay will look at the foundation, importance, and relevance of the...

History of documentary photography

For this assignment we were required to work in groups to give a formal presentation on early documentary. Specifically the...

Urban photography

Understanding the definition of Urban Photography and how other practitioners can influence my images through the art of composition...

What photography can and should document

The social crisis of our time, however, calls for a redefinition of what photography can and should document. Obviously, not all documentary photography has to be...

Diane Arbus And Weegee Photography Essay

As a "people watcher," documentary photography has always been intriguing to me. I remember thinking how wonderful it was for photographers to be in the...

Photography Essays - Bernd and Hilla Becher

Identify what you consider to be the legacy of the artist Bernd and Hilla Becher for the importance of the photographic image. ‘The modern photographer is...

Skills as a photographer

Annie Leibovitz was born in Connecticut on the 2nd of October, 1949. She was one of six children born to Sam and Marilyn Leibovitz, a...

Photography Themes and Issues

Photography Themes and Issues Essay Describe how a greater understanding of the social and historical context of a body of photographic work can be useful in...

Cameras are an everyday commodity

Introduction / history Cameras are an everyday commodity and are commonly used today. It is a much simpler and advance device compared to the first ever...

Photography

Using a broad range of critical, satirical, and photographic texts, assess the cultural reception of photography in the mid nineteenth century. To answer this question...

Photography and film

Photography and film have changed our notion of art. Discuss. To explore how photography and film have changed our notion of art, we must elude to...

Henri Cartier Bresson And Terence Donovan Photography Essay

To discuss the contextual differences of two artists. To compare and contrast two images by two different photographers. The two artists I have chosen...

Critical appraisal of Ansel Adams

There is an open question that defines photography theory as much as it plagues it: does a photographer take or make a photograph? Ansel Adams's...