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An Analysis of the Photograph Outside Looking In by Gordon Parks
Visual Analysis In the photograph titled “Outside Looking In” by Gordon Parks, there are six young African American children gazing upon something that they can’t be a part of because of racism and discrimination. These children are clinging onto the idea that they have not hurt anyone, they are no different, and that th...
A Description and Analysis of the Polaroid Photograph in the Torsos Series of Andy Warhol
Art Critique - Torsos, Andy Warhol Andy Warhol has been called one of the most prolific and popular artists of all time. Dabbling in almost every medium of art, including performance art, filmmaking, writing, painting, drawing, mixed media, and photography, Warhol was a very well-rounded and well-versed artist. Warhol is...
The History and Beginnings of Photography
The History of Photography American photographer Arnold Newman once said: “Photography, as we all know, is not real at all. It is an illusion of reality with which we create our own private world”(Brainyquote). This is probably the most concise, and accurate, description of photography ever made. Throughout its history, ph...
An Argument in Favor of Photo-Journalists Filming and Shooting to Raise Public Awareness
Should photo-journalist intervene? What would you do if someone is being raped in front of you? In the article “Not Just a Document”, the author discusses about the photographer Kevin Carter, who took a picture of a girl in Sudan who was suffering from hunger. Big vulture is sitting near her, just waiting for her to be d...
The Message behind Ed Freedman’s Remix of Raising the Flag on Iwo Jima
Grandpa, The Stripes Are Rainbow Now Atop Mount Suribachi, midst the Battle for Iwo Jima, five valiant Marines and one intrepid Navy corpsman struggled to hoist Old Glory amongst the piled rubble. Associated Press photographer, Joe Rosenthal, snapped the iconic Raising the Flag on Iwo Jima photo on February 23, 1945 surrou...
The Development of the Theories of Photography in Bate's Photography: The Key Concepts
The first chapter of Bate’s Photography: The Key Concepts discusses theories of photography and traces the development of those theories throughout history. Bate asserts that photography, like any other practice, “presupposes a theory,” though photographers and art critics have posited different assumptions about the purpos...
An Analysis of the War Image, Old Glory Goes Up on Mt. Suribachi
Take Home Essay: War Photographer/Image For my image, I found one from the book by photographer Joe Rosenthal. The image, known as Old Glory goes up on Mt. Suribachi, which shows United States Marines raising the American flag at Iwo Jima. This truly historic event took place on February 23, 1945. The gelatin silver print...
The Life and Work of Tim Hetherington, a British War Photojournalist, Author and Filmmaker
Tim Hetherington Tim Hetherington was a British war photojournalist, author and filmmaker, famous for his documentary Restrepo (2010) and his photos of the Afghanistan War and the political upheaval in Western Africa. His images deal with the personal aspects of war, focusing on faces and portraits of soldiers and civilian...
The Life and Career in Photography of Imogen Cunningham
Imogen Cunningham: Photography’s Undeclared Feminist One of the most potentially dangerous and common pitfalls in the process of interpreting art is applying biographical information and giving it more weight than factors like technique, historical context, and process. The types of art that most commonly fall victim to...
An Analysis of the Photograph, Construction of the Statue of Liberty, Workshop View, Paris by Albert Fernique
Albert Fernique’s photograph, Construction of the Statue of Liberty, Workshop View, Paris, is an Albumen print done in 1880. The image depicts a busy industrial workshop filled with workers contrasted by the large copper figurine. This photo serves as historical context, as well as documentation of the creation of the Statu...