Every Picture Tells a Story

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Kelley Krueger Studies in American Life (10am) Schur 20 September 2010 Every Picture Tells a Story Every photograph is as much an interpretation of the world as paintings or drawings are. Though the photograph may be an objective thing, our perception of it is always tinged with subjectivity. The "story" unfolds in the mind of the person viewing the photograph. Even if nailing truth to the wall would be perceived differently by the viewer. The question is, how can we know with certainty what is real and what is not in a photograph? Suppose you go on a trip to a beautiful place and want to tell your friends about it. How would you? If you speak about it why should they believe you? Manipulation and personal perception occurs in all art, but photography is often more trusted than other forms of art. This is because an art lover is less likely to believe a painting of cherubs or a Picasso painting is reality. Photographs often being used in newspapers, documentaries and not only for entertainment can cause problems though. Photography can mislead a viewer into believing non truth, which is what often happens in the media. There may be a scandal
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