History of Photo March 6 Notes

History of Photo March 6 Notes - March 6, 2008-History of...

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March 6, 2008-History of Photo Notes *”Straight Photography”-referring to the rejection of the interference of process. No gum bi-chromate or sketch looking pieces. Paul Strand -Published essays on Straight Photography: “Photography” from 1917 and “Photography and the New God” later. -Started out as a student of Louis Hine, who was interested in social description and function. -“Photography” – lays out something that Stieglitz started to articulate. Began viewing Stieglitz’s work at a young age. Strand published “Photography” to close the door for himself on pictorialism and lean away from photography needed to look like paintings. -Begins by saying “Photography is the first and only important contribution thus far of science to the arts”. “The existence of a medium, after all, is an absolute justification”. Wanted to push for uniqueness in photography; that it had its own look that was completely justified as art. Liked the honesty of the image in front of him; that the photograph he’s looking at looks like the object he photographed. -“Photography has the capacity to be a distinctly American art form”.
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