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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 for this review. Whilst conducting an initial search for literature, it became quickly apparent that very little other primary research had been conducted on this...

The Work Of Cindy Sherman Photography Essay

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...

Photography Essays - Art and Media

Using examples, discuss the relationship between art and the mass media. Introduction: The relationship between art and media has always been heavily symbiotic, a fact acknowledged only relatively recently, with the ironic wink of “pop” art in the fifties, but nevertheless the connection has always been present and empowering to...

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 and photography continued at an accelerated pace much like many other key technology developments,...

Life And Work Of Barbara Kruger Photography Essay

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...

Nans Goldin

Nans Goldin Introduction If a still image can speak, it will tell you stories that will capture your imagination. It can describe how the photographer feels when taking the shot; it can also explain the emotions by the subjects to which the photograph has been taken, what the ambience of the...

Publishing Controversial Photographs In The Media Photography Essay

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...

Photography boundaries and traditional uses

Photography from its very beginning served in a beneficial manner to democratize portraiture, expanding its boundaries and traditional uses. It no longer remained as an exclusive privilege of the aristocracy, the only class to afford it. By expanding its periphery, photographic portraiture...

Impact Magnum Has Had On Photography Photography Essay

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...

Documentary practice

Documentary practice is the method of creating documentary information to explain or help others observe historical or current events. In the middle of the 1950s industrial developments made film and then video more convenient and inexpensive therefore allowing more people to be involved in the practice of documenting. An example...

Reality and Representation

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 of a living being captured rather trapped forever. In china it's a belief that photographs trap soul of a person; maybe it's a...

Photography Essays - Monstrous Imagery

Chasing the Dragon: Capturing the Significance of the Monstrous Chapter One: What is a monster? There are perhaps two kinds of monster: the monster that sprung from our own hands and changed into something uncontrollable, and the monster that is experienced as alien, preternatural, generally an unfathomable creature, and frightening because...

The Disposable Camera

The Disposable Camera Brief This report aims to explain and understand the fundamental workings behind the popular and revolutionary disposable camera. The connection between the Lens and the Film will have most emphasis and explanation where appropriate. This will be achieved by a physical dismantling and any online information available. Introduction Photography is undoubtedly...

Postmodernism

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 the production and consumption of images. Notions of objectivity and empiricism in the photographic have long since disappeared, but can we still locate our sense...

Documentary photography

Intro Documentary photography is extended form — that is, a work composed of a sizeable number of images. Some relation to text is a given, even if it's only minimal, as in the identification of subject, date, and location; the text may in fact be extensive. There is no external time...

Observations Of A Landscape Photographer And Architecture Photography Essay

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. Observing how landscape photogra­phers perceive their subject and define the issues that influence their personal perspectives becomes the tool for better understanding issues shared by...

The Work Of Julius Shulman Photography Essay

"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." It is a general...

Reception of photography

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

London Street Photography Exhibition Photography Essay

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...

Most eloquent images

Another project which helped push her to the top was her documentation of the 'Rolling Stones' 1975 world tour. The photographs she created while she lived and travelled with the band have been described as being [1]"some of the most eloquent images ever made of the world of Rock and...

Contextual Positioning Of Photographic Media Photography Essay

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. The image I have chosen to contextually deconstruct, is one photographed by Henri Cartier- Bresson. This image was taken in 1969 it is...

Fine Art Photography And Influence In Dadaism Photography Essay

'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...

Digital SLR

Digital SLR In the late 1970's, compact cameras that were capable of making images on their own were introduced. Kodak was the one who produced the first digital camera back in 1991 and it was even advanced enough to be used by professionals. Throughout history, photography has greatly changed, as...

The JPEG standard

JPEG 2000 STANDARD: INTRODUCTION: Jpeg 2000 standard is based on the wavelet based compression developed for the needs of digital imaginary avoiding drawbacks of the past jpeg technology. The jpeg 2000 , the file extension of jpeg2000 is .jp2, more powerful tool in image processing application for higher compression rates and features...

Potential of suffering

Introduction Joel-Peter Witkin is a photographer who takes his idea from historic paintings to reveal the potential of suffering in human conditions. He worked as a war photographer between 1961 and 1964 in the Vietnam War. In 1967 Witkin decided to start free lance photography. He became the official photographer for City...

Photography Essays - History of Photography

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? What if there was a photographer that made you think of not only the past but also the future as...

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 photography could well be considered the definitive response. A photograph remains an abstraction, even in its most...

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 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...

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 Walter Benjamin's essay, The Work of Art in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction[1]. Here, Walter Benjamin, discusses how art changed in the face of technology, and...

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. Not an artistic movement in the regular sense, it was something like a bomb that dropped when the First World War raged in Europe....

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 fully, there must be a clear knowledge of the culture/society which birthed photography. The mid nineteenth century was a time of great technological...

Nan Goldins Representation Of Gender And Sexuality Through Photography

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. What does it say about the subject matter she is trying to represent? I will look at...

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 camera made; the camera obscura. It was a sliding wooden box camera with a dark chamber which consists of an optical device. The first photograph...

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 interpreting its meaning. You should refer to the work of an individual photographer, or of an organisation using photography, to justify your argument. In this...

Evolution Of Photography Over The Centuries Photography Essay

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 feel and also to show things that you can see with your eyes at a certain moment. It s so interesting to grasp an idea in...