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The Second Invention of Photography

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 are the differences between the daguerreotype and calotype processes?
  3. Discuss the following issues and considerations with the early photographic work of William Henry Fox Talbot:  What was the observed symbolic nature of his photograph, The Open Door?  What was the significance of his photograph, The Haystack?  Describe what The Pencil of Nature was?
  4. Name three (3) photographers who used photography as part of their research in anthropology, medicine and ethnography, and briefly identify the nature of their research.
  5. Discuss the philosophical and technical difficulties photographers faced when they attempted to document war and what type of images did photographers make as a result of these difficulties?
  6. Which photographic process was preferred for late 19th-century portraiture and why?  Name the two most notable photographic  studio firms known for the portraiture work and the process they used?

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