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Globalism, Technology and Social Change

Posted in PHOT 154 by Paul Turounet on July 23, 2010

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Chapter Summary Response

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  1. Identify the following images by name of artist or by title if name unknown.
  2. What was a characteristic of photographic practice itself in the late twentieth century?  What was meant by how this characteristic moved photography in the mid-1970’s?  Identify three late twentieth-century artists who work primarily in other media, but also used photography.  What is meant by “the continuing assimilation of photography?”
  3. What did Spanish photographer and critic Joan Fontecuberta point out about previous technological improvements in photography?  What did he caution as well as reason about photography since its inception?  What does the work in The Dystopian Series by Aziz and Cucher capture?  With this series, what do Aziz and Cucher intend to “admonish?”
  4. What overturned the romantic humanism of The Family of Man exhibit and book? What was this romantic humanist approach replaced by?  Identify three photographers who turned away from directly promoting social change in the late twenhieth century.
  5. What was one reason for the decline of the neutral-record photograph in the social sciences?  What was another factor in the transformation of identity photography?  What was the photographic technique used and what types of neutral vision photographs have remained a strong component of late twentieth-century imaging?
  6. What are the two recurring questions about the work of Sebastião Salgado?  How has his work been labeled by some critics?  What do Salgado’s defenders point out?

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