Problem Statements for photography

Problem Statements for photography - doesn’t necessarily...

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Goksu Bicer Problem statement 1 It’s been quite some time since the authorities, as well as the vast majority of the public,  accepted photography as an art form. Since then photographs have been hung at art  galleries and appreciated as such. But does photography really qualify as an art? Up until  this point, art was something that had the emotions and the interpretation of the artist, yet  photography lacks both. Problem statement 2 With the current technology of our age almost any work of art can be mechanically  reproduced, lowering that particular piece from its divine pedestal to our level. However this 
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Unformatted text preview: doesn’t necessarily destroy the “aura” of the piece, diminishing its value as a work of art, as it does not add any new interpretations to the original. Problem statement 3 Photographs are accepted to be objective, which is the main reason they are commonly used as evidence in law. It is their “passivity” as Sontag puts it, which actually leads to the notion that they represent the truh as it is. Yet there are many photographs that distort the truth so obviously that they actually emphasize the line between representations and reality....
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This note was uploaded on 09/25/2008 for the course ENGL 114 taught by Professor Raymondmalewitz during the Fall '08 term at Yale.

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