Essays and Research Papers on Photography

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In six pages master photographer Charles Glatzer is examined in an overview that includes his biography, photographic contributions, and an evaluation of his impact upon nature photography. Seven sources are listed in the bibliography.

3 pages in length. Perhaps no other photographic image represents the inherently painful conditions of political and social upheaval than that of Joe Rosenthal's famous photograph of Marines raising a U.S. flag over Iwo Jima during World War II. The historic image - which "derives its power from a simple, dynamic composition, a ...

4 pages in length. When examining the changes that have occurred in Japan's overall economic factors, kinship structure, social affiliations, political networks and ideology/religion, it becomes quite clear the significant transformation that has taken place over the past century. Indeed, the extent to which these areas have experienced tremendous change is both grand ...

A 6 page paper which offers an overview of Ansel Adams and a look at his photography. Ansel Adams is the most famous photographer in American history, if not world history. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

The British art community has increasingly included the works, symbols and cultural diversity of a society in evolution. This 7 page paper explores the Black Art Movement in England and focuses on Vanley Burke's photograph, Boy With Flag. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

A 5 page discussion of the artistic flexibility of photography. Discusses the use of analogy, metaphor, allusion, authority, alliteration and repetition. Emphasizes that photography can captivate an audience and put them on the edge of their seats with both visual and non-visual stimuli. It does so through the creative combination of a ...

This 7 page paper examines a photo essay, discusses the role that the visual images and the written text play in constructing it; and how changes to either the text or the visuals would change the original. We'll then make the changes and see how the meaning changes. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

A 3 page overview of the advances computer graphics are making into the modern world of photography. Digital art is many times more powerful than any combination of previously existing medias such as television, radio, video, film, text and images. With electronic art the graphic design artist can produce a virtual world, images ...

5 pages. This paper compares the wreckage of the Hibernia Bank in the 1906 San Francisco earthquake to Eduardo Cadava's 'Words of Light', a series of theses on photography. Comparing photographs as ghosts of history or of dead things somehow that keep on living, Cadava's words remind us that the photo of the Hibernia ...

A 3 page essay that analyzes Chinua Achebe's novel Things Fall Apart, which concerns the period in which the British first came to Nigeria and the culture clash that this invasion brought about with the native population. Achebe presents a picture of African culture, as seen in the Igbo tribe, that has more nuance ...

Ansel Adams

  • 6 page paper

6 pages exploring the life and analyzing the works of early twentieth century photographer Ansel Adams. Bibliography contains five sources.

A 5 page examination of the life and work of Eadweard Muybridge, a noted photographer of the late 1800's. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

An 8 page essay on the influence that photography had on Impressionism and art in the 19th Century. The writer argues that these include viewpoint, realistic public scenes in light of cubist methods, and the use of light. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

4 pages in length. A well-written, creative essay in which the writer details his love for photography-- both as a hobby and as a future profession. Analogies are drawn between photographers and fine artists-- No Bibliography.

A 6 page fantasy based on the design of a photographic on a theme started by Renaissance artist Franz Hals. The writer looks at Hals 'Laughing Cavalier' and fictitiously tracks changes to the subject through subsequent centuries for ideas for a modern photo shoot on the same subject. Discussed are Hals painting, Rembrandt's etchings, Nolde's ...

In 5 pages the author discusses the requirements for becoming a successful photographer. "There are many types of photographers; wildlife; nature; landscape; nude; underwater; black and white; and photojournalists. All of those photographers are dependent on their work being successful. Whether a photographer is an amateur or a professional, they have the same desire: for ...

A 10 page overview of computer-aided graphic design and its relation to conventional photographic theory in both still and moving photography. Discusses in detail concepts such as editing, composition and presentation. Compares the tools and techniques which are available to the conventional photographer with those which are available to the graphic design artists. ...

A 5 page paper which presents an examination of photographic work depicting the people of China, through Westerner's eyes, from 1840-1930. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

This 5 page paper considers the issue of the use of visual representations, particularly photographs, to gain insight into the European (Western) view of Imperial China in the 19th century. Specifically, this paper outlines the representation of identify in the photographs of this era, especially between 1840 and 1930, and the impact of the American ...

A 5 page discussion of the work of Eugene Smith, the photojournalist who career spanned the years of World War II through the 1970s. Provides an overview of Smith's work and details his intent and accomplishments. Emphasizes his war time work and describes "Marines Under Fire", a photograph taken in Saipan in 1943. ...

A 10 page discussion of the photography of Larry Clark. Presents Clark as one of the most controversial filmmakers of the 1990s but credits his accomplishments in still photography as well. Provides numerous examples from the movies "Kids" and "Another Day in Paradise" to illustrated Clark's artistic contribution to society's understanding of the ...

(7pp) The base of a calotype negative, rather than the glass or film to which we have become accustomed, was high quality writing paper. The sheet of paper was carefully selected to have a smooth and uniform texture and, wherever possible, to avoid the watermark. It was offered as the chief alternative to the ...

A 5 page discussion of the impact of realism on audience passivity or action when viewing a film. Notes that audiences are the targets of cinematic production, production which combines both audio and video into a medium which require the human element in order to be experienced. Indeed audiences are impacted by both the ...

Digitized Images

  • 6 page paper

A 6 page paper which discusses different technical aspects of digitized images. The paper discusses why it is necessary to digitize images, how it is done, and what factors influence the images. Bibliography lists 5 sources

This 5 page review focuses on a photography exhibit that appears in the museum. The way in which the exhibit enhances the museum and vice versa is discussed. Several photographs are explored in detail. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

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