Gender Politics in Photography Essay by The Research Group

Gender Politics in Photography
An examination of how gender politics affect photography.
# 73054 | 1,125 words | 4 sources | MLA | 2005 | US
Published on Dec 01, 2005 in Art (Artists) , Art (Photography) , Art (General)

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This paper is an examination of how gender politics affect photography. The paper centers on Man Ray and Cindy Sherman. The paper looks at how Man Ray revolutionized the art of photography; his artistic notion of gender politics. Sherman's photography as framed within the feminist critique of patriarchy.

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"Certainly one of the most often and erroneously perpetuated myths in art is the idealistic notion that photography is an expression of truth. If this were the case, we would be prompted to answer the question 'whose truth?' A simple study of the mere gender politics inherent in photography proves that if there is any truth to be found in photography, it is most certainly of a relativistic nature. Here we will study the photography of photographers..."

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