Please read the follow paragraph and answer the questions holistically not individually.
In 1900 the Kodak Brownie camera debuted for $1.00, (approximately $27.00 present day) and put photography into the hands of amateurs. Today, an event is often captured with cell phones, and then emailed, or posted online, all digitally and in a matter of moments. Before the use of Brownie cameras, photography was a difficult and arduous task…as well as expensive. Before camera-featured cell phones, even sharing a digital photo required the photographer to be at a computer. Much has changed regarding technology and photography, but regardless, it is still about image making and the impact the image makes; documenting what the lens sees and what the film/sensor absorbs.
After watching American Photography, seeing and hearing in detail the areas where photography is utilized, what strength or ability does photography have that makes it a valuable tool for its users? How and why? The majority of photographs are made with an exposure of a fraction of a second. Why is a sliver of a second, 1/250th of a second proof of anything? That 1/250th of a second is used to represent an entire moment, conjure up memories, and be used as proof, evidence of something. A fragment of a second creates an image of a person and how we perceive them, both flattering and embarrassing. Think of the images used by politicians for their opponents, are any of them flattering? Most are in black and white, why do you think this is? How would the image be perceived if it were in color? After watching the film, what topic or story was the most intriguing? Why?
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