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The Human Family

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 the title of the large 1955 exhibition mounted at New York’s Museum of Modern Art?  Who was the head of the museum’s photography department and organized the exhibition?  What did the museum director do with the images to generate an impression of global unison? What did the museum director hope the exhibition would illustrate?  What was the response to the show by the public and by some photographers?
  3. What does the concept of cultural relativism assert?  What did photographers in the United States do?  In consideration of the concept of cultural relativism, how did photography in Latin America, Africa and Asia come to be understood?
  4. What was the name of the exhibition (Spanish & English) organized by Raquel Tibol?  In the introduction of the exhibition catalog, what did she emphasize about Latin American photography?  According to Tibol, what four outlooks did Latin American photographers share?
  5. What was the South African custom and law regarding press photography?  What was the name of the magazine founded in 1951 by the Progressive Photographic Society?  What did the photographers of this magazine “resolutely” picture?  Name the two photographers who photographed for this magazine under secret conditions and/or were arrested for photographing?
  6. After the atomic bombings in Japan, what subject matter was thrusted forward and why?  In Japan, what became the primary way photographs were circulated and how did photographers conceive their images to be viewed?

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