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Stieglitz's Dream For Pictorial Photography
2,045 wordsAlfred Stieglitz was an influential photographer who spent his life fighting for the recognition of photography as a valid art form. He was a pioneering photographer, editor and gallery owner who played pivotal role in defining and shaping modernism in the United States. (Lowe 23). He took pictures in a time when photography was considered as only a scientific curiosity and not an art. As the controversy over the art value of photography became widespread, Stieglitz began to fight for the recogn...
Most Intimate Of Laird's Pictures
1,112 wordsOrange Girl I chose to critique and analyze the works of Kirstie Laird. I liked the variety of her works, and the bright, brilliant colors in most of them. I think the one that fascinated me most, however, was "Marionette" because it didn't have any of the orange colors or motifs prominent in her other works. This puzzled me, since the title of her showing was "Orange Girl" and every other picture in the showing fit the title well. I found Laird's works quite similar to those of Judy Dater. Thei...
Strand's Early Work
1,669 wordsPaul Strand (1890-1976) was born in New York and attended the Ethical Culture School, based on the principles of John Dewey, a popular choice for those middle class Jewish families wishing to assimilate into secular US society. (Encarta) In 1907 he joined the photography classes and club taught by Lewis Hine, the greatest American documentary photographer of his time, who was photographing living conditions in slum areas and the treatment of immigrants on arrival at Ellis Island, and campaigning...
Teleportation Some People
438 wordsBeam Me Up Scotty: Teleportation Some people think that teleportation is not possible, while other people think that it is, and they are doing it. The idea behind teleportation is that an object is equivalent to the information needed to construct it, the object can then be transported by transmitting the information in bytes, (1 byte = 1 yes or no answer) along a channel of telecommunications-communications, on the other end of the line is a receiver that reconstructs the object using the infor...
1,196 wordsLet Us Now Praise Famous Men "Let Us Now Praise Famous Men", was written by James Agee and Walker Evans. The story is about three white families of tenant farmers in rural Alabama. The photographs in the beginning have no captions or quotations. They are just images of three tenant farming families, their houses, and possessions. "The photographs are not illustrative. They, and the text, are coequal, mutually independent, and fully collaborative". (87) The story and the photographs contain relat...
965 wordsThere are stereotypes of different people and beliefs throughout American's thinking. From early on we learn to associate certain cultural differences to certain individuals. The cartoon representations on The Simpsons are a perfect example of such associations. Each character from the long-running, prime time television show is an archetype of individuals in the American society. Homer, Lisa, Barney, and all the rest give us a look at what 'typical' Americans should act like while, at the same ...
Special Times And Places
347 wordsMy Personal Place To describe a special place, you have to be able to describe the person that it belongs to. To describe my special place, you would have to know me and the things that I like. Myself I like many things. That's why my special place is my bedroom. It has many things that I love and enjoy. Just to name a few, my walls, bookshelf, my bed. Each shows every aspect of me! In my bedroom, my walls show freeze frames of moments, special times and places that I've been to that I want to r...
Acropolis And The Many Tombs
1,155 wordsThe Royal Crypts of Copan In his article The Royal Crypts of Copan, George Stuart explores the ruins of the Mayan culture. Along with Kenneth Garrett, Christopher Klein, and an archeological team from the University of Pennsylvania Museum, this Chairman of the Committee for Research and Exploration at National Geographic leads his readers through a stunning tour of the ancient crypts in Honduras. His article can be found in the December 1997 issue of National Geographic (Volume 192, No. 6), betw...
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