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  • Ambiguous Meaning For The Photograph
    998 words
    In John Berger's essay "Another Way of Telling", Berger argues that photographs contain a "third meaning". Berger claims that the third meaning is personal and relies almost completely on the individual viewer. As a result, no photograph can convey the same message to any two people and no two photographs can convey the same message to any one person. Here, the validity of Berger's assumption crumbles. All photographs communicate one absolute truth. Berger states, "All subjectivity is treated as...
  • Photographer's Flash Setting
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    To optimize the quality of one's portrait photos, a photographer must combine a series of camera techniques. A photo is a piece of art used to capture a moment in time. For a photographer to beautify the appearance of the photos he takes, he must know how his camera works. The photographer must adjust his aperture to suit the type of film he has and know how to load the film. Stillness is a key factor in taking a quality photo. If the camera is shaken during the time that the shutter is opening ...
  • Great Photographer Of Life Magazine
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    THE CHRONOLOGICAL STAGES OF PHOTOJOURNALISM The origins of photojournalism can be seen in documentary photography as early as the 1870's. People were interested as to what far away countries looked like and what famous people looked like but never had the chance to see them. Photographers such as Roger Fenton went out and took photographs of the English troops in the Crimea. Over the other side of the Atlantic Ocean, Matthew Brady brought together many photographers including Tim O Sullivan to c...
  • Capa's Legacy Beyond His Wonderful Photographs
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    Robert Capa The son of middle class Jewish parents, he was born Endre Friedmann in Budapest in what was then Austro-Hungary. He grew up under the dictatorship of Regent Nicholas Horthy but accepted the ideas of his role models, artist Lajos Kass k. Kass k's anti-authoritarian, anti-fascist, pro-labor, and pacifist beliefs influenced Capa and the rest of his life. At age 18 Capa was arrested by the secret police for his political activities. He was released through the intervention of his father ...
  • Daguerreotype A Plate Of Copper
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    Daguerreotypes In 1839 the Academy of Science in Paris, France made an announcement that would change our view on the world and ourselves forever. An artist named Louis Jacques Mand Daguerre and a amateur french scientist had developed a process by which a permanent image could be printed on a silver plated sheet of copper and the process could be duplicated and used commercially. France decided to give this gift to the world and thus the first Daguerreotype was born. Although daguerreotypes in ...
  • Photograph's Original Version The Image
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    Memory has been and always will be associated with images. As early as 1896, leading psychologists were arguing that memory was nothing more than a continuous exchange of images. (Bergson) Later models of memory describe it as more of an image text; a combination of space and time, and image and word. (Yates) Although image certainly is not the only component of memory, it is undoubtedly an integral and essential part of memory's composition. Photography was first utilized over 100 years ago in ...
  • Coles Thoughts About Lange And Human Actuality
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    Documentation " The documentary tradition as a continually developing "record" that is made in so many ways, with different voices and vision, intents and concerns, and with each contributor, finally, needing to meet a personal text" (Coles 218). Coles writes "The Tradition: Fact and Fiction" and describes the process of documenting, and what it is to be a documentarian. He clearly explains through many examples and across disciplines that there is no "fact or fiction" but it is intertwined, all...
  • Collection Of Photographs Many Different Things
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    Thailand is a country enveloped in much mystery and cultural tradition. This fact is reflected very clearly in a series of pictures taken from the article, "The Many Faces of Thailand" in the February 1996 issue of the National Geographic magazine, titled, "Into the Heart of Glaciers" I will attempt to analyze the way in which the pictures portray the richness of Thailand's culture and people and prove this statement about the National Geographic's photography, "They originated in a search for w...
  • Pictures Of Death And Dying
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    Photographs of Death or Dying; Are They Necessary It has been said that, it would be a good thing if newspapers published more photographs of death and dying. There are many reasons why people say that photographs of dead and or dying people should or should not be published by newspapers. For example, some people say that pictures of people dying should be published in newspapers because death is a huge part of life. While members of the opposition state that death should remain private, and it...
  • Photograph To Remember By Pedro Meyer
    781 words
    In the article, Family Photograph Appreciation, Richard Chalfen discusses a teenage view of the relation between family snapshots and home videos. He first explains the value of personal photos using an example of natural or humanly coerced disasters and the mourning of visual traces of the past, or in other words, photographs. Family photographs are a very important aspect of peoples lives and without them we may never remember our past. By looking at snapshots, slides, home movies, etc, we sti...
  • Ryan Gee Photographers Like Ryan Gee
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    Over the last twenty years the world of skateboarding has changed greatly because of the exposure it has had through media. The originators of this media were skate magazines that highlighted many photographers and their talents. The photographs from twenty years ago were using nothing but a cheap old 35 mm and came up with some incredible artistic shots. But those old cameras have been replaced by today's photographers with the top of line cameras and lenses. The top two magazines in the skateb...
  • Evans Photographs
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    Walker Evans was born in 1903 in St. Louis Missouri. He grew up in Toledo, Chicago, and New York City. In 1922 Evans graduated from college after studying literature. Six years later he decided to become a photographer. In 1930 his first photographs were published. Walker Evans was an important contributor to the development of American documentary photography in the 1930's. His photos are well detailed depictions of people and artifacts of American life (Masters 1). His photographs showed the p...
  • Laughlin's Photographs
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    Clarence John Laughlin was born in 1905 in Lake Charles, Louisiana. He lived on a plantation near New Iberia. He attended high school for one year in 1918 due to the death of his father. He then worked at many jobs from 1924 to 1935. Laughlin's interests were with the writings of Baudelaire, Rimbaud, and the French Symbolists. They inspired him to write poems and stories. In 1934 he began to take photographs. His first one-man show was held, in 1936, at the Isaac Delgado Museum, New Orleans. Lau...
  • Edward Weston Print Of The Month Club
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    Edward Weston: American Photographer Daniel J Brophy History of Photography Term Paper Weston is, in the real sense, one of the few creative artists of today. He has recreated the matter-forms and forces of nature; he has made these forms eloquent of the fundamental unity of the work. His work illuminates mans inner journey toward perfection of the spirit. -Ansel Adams, Date Unknown Edward Weston (1886-1958) may seem like he was a confused man in trying to find his photographic goal (s). Just li...
  • Famous For Their Pictures And One Photographer
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    From 1979 to present there have been many famous photographers, but there are three who really stick out: Jerry Uelsmann, Freeman Patterson, and Annie Slivovitz. These three photographers had very distinct photography and viewed photography as more than pictures but as pigments of emotions and feelings. These photographers are very famous for their pictures and one photographer is known for her help in third world countries. The first photographer that I would like to mention in my research pape...
  • Clarence John Laughlin
    334 words
    Clarence John Laughlin was born in 1905 in Lake Charles, Louisiana, and spent most of his life after 1910 in New Orleans. Laughlin was initially a writer, but he was inspired by the work of Alfred Stieglitz, Paul Strand, Edward Weston, and Man Ray, and received his first major project as a photographer in 1936 documenting the architecture of New Orleans. That was the beginning of his life as a photographer, and as a totally self-taught artist, he earned his living freelancing from 1946 until his...
  • San Francisco In 1965 Work
    235 words
    Lange was born in Hoboken, New Jersey, in 1895 and studied photography with Clarence White at Columbia University. She moved to San Francisco in 1918 where she opened up a portrait studio. In the 1930's Dorothea Lange photographed the people caught in midst of the Great Depression. Her Lange was born in Hoboken, New Jersey, in 1895 and studied photography with Clarence White at Columbia University. Her work is an intense vision of ordinary people in what are the physical and social circumstances...
  • One Of The Photographs On The Wall
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    "A portrait is a photograph that makes people attractive, to re-enforce their own views". Angus McBean "A portrait is a photograph the linked people in there own environment" Bill Brandt "A portrait is a photograph taken quickly with natural lighting". Jane Bown "A portrait is a photograph that tries to show the soul of a person" Yousuf Kars h (of Ottawa) "A portrait as a photograph of someone who knows there being photographed". Richard Avedon Guardian Newsroom Talk and Exhibition During our vi...
  • Use Of The Photographs
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    We have seen two films which have made use of the photographs: Sokurov's Elegy from Russia and Marker's La Jet " ee. These two films, however, differ in the way they employ photographs, in several ways. Photography constitutes only a part - though large - of Sokurov's film whereas Marker's film is based on still images (actually, La Jet " ee is a "photo roman by Chris Marker", as stated in the credits of the film). Sokurov uses photographs as documents to depict the historical background in whic...
  • Color Photography
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    Ansel Adams Ansel Adams A rugged man stands on top of a mountain. The year is 1945. Strapped on his back are tripods, sleeping bags, a tent, and a couple of large view cameras. He has been traveling for days without seeing another person. His old dusty station wagon is parked miles away. He climbs the smooth slippery rocks using some frail rope tied together, not the usual climbing gear. On his left is a mountain range with snow caps, and on his right is a waterfall that turns into a roaring riv...

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