The camera is generally assumed to be unable to depict that which is not visible

The camera is generally assumed to be unable to depict that which is not visible

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The camera is generally assumed to be unable to depict that which is not visible to the eye. And yet, the photographer who wields it well can depict what lies unseen in his memory. In fact, a true photographer in the greatest sense should be able to portray that which is invisible. Edward Weston’s Cypress Root , for example, is nothing but a photo of the root of a tree—but what an overpowering life lies within it! —Eikoh Hosoe Today Conclude Photography as metaphor International photography: Japan, Mexico, Africa With a few exceptions, the rest of our semester focuses on American photography. Before we launch into that, I want to survey the work of several important international photographers.
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Unformatted text preview: Many explore the same concerns as Americans and Europeans; others offer unique visions. Photographers Tetsuya Ichimura, n.d. Yasuhiro Ishimoto, 1921– Domon Ken, 1909–1990 Eikoh Hosoe, 1933– Shomei Tomatsu, 1930– Yasumasa Morimura, n.d. Masahisa Fukasi, 1934 Suda Issei, 1940– Ryoji Akiyama, Yanagi Miwa, 1967– Manuel Alvarez Bravo, 1902–2002 Graciela Iturbide, 1942– Peter Magubane. 1932– Alexander Joe, 1951 Mohamed Amin, n.d. Santu Mofokeng, 1956– Abdourahamn Issa, n.d. Alioure Bâ, 1959 Seydou Keita, 1923– Uwe Ommer, 1943– Obie Oberholzer, 1947 Chris Ledochowski, 1956– Rotini Fani-Kayode, 1955–1989 Class 15. International photography...
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This note was uploaded on 11/06/2011 for the course PGY PGY2401C taught by Professor Teresadiehl during the Fall '09 term at Broward College.

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