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Photography Essays

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Reality And Representation

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 of a living being captured rather trapped forever. ...

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Photographymes And Issues

In this essay I am going to look at the photographic work of Craig J Barber and his unique approach to post-war Vietnam and Havana, Cuba using the medium of pinhole photography. ...

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The Work Of Cindy Sherman

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 her photographs are taken of Cindy Sherman, it is impossible to class call her works self-portraits. She has transformed and staged herself into as unnamed actresses in undefined B movies, make-believe television characters, pretend porn stars, undifferentiated young women in ambivalent emotional states, fashion mannequins, monsters form fairly tales and those which she has created, bodies with deformities, and numbers of grotesqueries. Her work as been praised and embraced by both feminist political groups and...

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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 things during their careers; this is not to say that there are no differences though. During this essay I am going to try to compare and contrast both the photographic work and the careers of two photographers....

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Understanding 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 image making in addition what is its relationship to painting?...

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Henri Cartier Bresson And Terence Donovan

To discuss the contextual differences of two artists. To compare and contrast two images by two different photographers. The two artists I have chosen to look at for this investigation are Henri Cartier Bresson and Terence Donovan. To compare and contrast the two images I have chosen by these artists, not only must the images be deconstructed, but the artists background. The aim is to develop an understanding of why the photographer took the image, whether social pressures or cultural pressures had anything to do with the reasoning behind the image being captured....

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Life And Work Of Barbara Kruger

Even though some may challenge the ideological messages behind Barbara Kruger’s work in the 1980’s, it brought about a change in society. She criticizes everything that is wrong with the stereotypical society using a conceptual approach to her artwork. Kruger challenges gender, sex, religion, consumerism, greed, power and her work becomes fueled by the mass media....

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Jpeg Standard

Jpeg 2000 standard is based on the wavelet based compression developed for the needs of digital imaginary avoiding drawbacks of the past jpeg technology. ...

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Science And Technology Design

Today's digital word wouldn't be imaginable without optical, chemical inventions and their applications to the camera in the past. ...

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Impact Magnum Has Had On Photography

Magnum Agency was created in the 1947 just after Second World War .Agency was formed by photographers themselves Henri Cartier Bresson, Robert Capa, George Rodger and David “Chim” Seymour. They created Magnum to show their independence as photographers but also as a people who highlighted not only what was seen but the way one sees it. After the destruction to the world as a consequence of the War they were scared but full of believes that the world survived and that is still more to be explored out there (Magnum in motion website)....

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Steam Train

The images shown in figures one and two are from the 19th and 20th century and are based around the theme of the steam train. ...

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Cameras Are An Everyday Commodity

Cameras are an everyday commodity and are commonly used today. It is a much simpler and advance device compared to the first ever camera made; the camera obscura. ...

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What Photography Can And Should Document

The social crisis of our time, however, calls for a redefinition of what photography can and should document. ...

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Monstrous Imagery

Photography Essays - Monstrous Imagery - Chasing the Dragon: Capturing the Significance of the Monstrous ...

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Dada

Dada was born in 1916 and over by the early 1920s.It was an international artistic phenomenon, a movement that most of the time was defiantly anti-art. ...

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Photography Is An Art

Photography is an art that took many years and efforts of many individuals to perfect. ...

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Potential Of Suffering

Joel-Peter Witkin is a photographer who takes his idea from historic paintings to reveal the potential of suffering in human conditions. ...

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Nans Goldin

If a still image can speak, it will tell you stories that will capture your imagination. ...

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Nan Goldins 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 always been a heavy factor in her work... ...

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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 during the 20th century the pace of technology development in cameras ...

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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 1935 book, Making a photograph: an introduction to ph... ...

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Publishing Controversial Photographs In The Media

newspaper editors to print a photo trilogy showing the tragic moments leading up to the death of a young mother. At the time the photos were printed, in over four hundred newspapers across the nation, there was great controversy. Readers expressed in phone calls and letters to the editor. Some editors chose not to print the photos at all....

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Photography Essays - History of Photography - When you look at a photograph from your favorite photographer what do you see? Does it remind you of your past or make you think of the future? ...

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Diane Arbus And Weegee

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 right place at the right time and wondered how they knew where to be for that perfect shot. I began carrying my camera everywhere, and started looking at my surroundings and the people in them differently. As if that perfect shot was just waiting for me to show up, but I still was not getting that "life changing" remarkable shot. As I began to study photography, I began to discover, that while some documentary photographers...

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The Work Of Julius Shulman

“The photographer assumes a role of tremendous responsibility in reporting literally as a communicator. The mind dexterity and the ability of the person with the camera can become the vehicle by which the image of architecture can be transferred to publications and the people of the world.”...

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Regula Treimii

Trebuie sa existe spatiu in directia privirii ...

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Reception Of Photography

The mid nineteenth century was a time of great technological advancement, and a more modern way of living came to be that bought with it significant cultural and social change. ...

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Skills As A Photographer

Annie Leibovitz was born in Connecticut on the 2nd of October, 1949 ...

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London Street Photography Exhibition

This exhibition shows images of London streets taken between 1960 and 2010, some of them come from the museum archives and was not exhibited before at such a scale. Exhibition takes place in a couple of rooms in the lower level. The main exhibition space takes two rooms to the side showing films about street photography. The images are displayed in chronological order around the room, as we go feather faded sepia images stands out to our eyes as we go along they loosing they grainy quality, the moving objects becoming less blurry and they change to black and white...

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Contextual Positioning Of Photographic Media

Using one image that you feel is representative of the work of a particular photographer, movement or genre, contextually deconstruct the image, in an objective and considered way....

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Bernd Hilla Becher

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. ...

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From Reel To Digital Cameras

Gone are the days of cumbersome reel cameras. ...

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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 an art or a form of documentation seen by the eye instead of the mind. Since its beginnings, photography, as an art form has been questioned the view is that photography is not an art, but a form of mechanical reproduction, it was slandered as being more technological than creative. Dadaists, in contrast, embraced photography, enjoying its modern means of creation. Their experiments with the medium include use of double exposures, radical perspective, and unconventional...

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Digital Slr

In the late 1970's, compact cameras that were capable of making images on their own were introduced. ...

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Most Eloquent Images

Another project which helped push her to the top was her documentation of the 'Rolling Stones' 1975 world tour. ...

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