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Photography as Art
A review of photography as an art form.
# 65448 | 1,250 words | 3 sources | MLA | 2006 | US
Published on May 10, 2006 in Art (Photography)

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This paper studies photography as an art form -- from the mundane, such as photojournalism, to the fantastic, i.e. interpretative artistic photographs. The author briefly reviews the history of photography, before delving into the scientific details of the art form. The paper then explores photography as an expressive art form, which does not require literal interpretation of subject matter.
The Science and the Art of Photography
Contemplative Photography
Photographic Presentation
Artistic Expression

From the Paper:

"According to U.K. scientist and photographer, Mike Ware (1993), the photograph is a way of enhancing observation. The viewer is presented with a view of a world that is seldom noticed. A moment is taken from time and frozen for the viewer to study and react to. This could be a scene as mundane as a street filled with businesses, or as fantastic as a complicated collage, with a profusion of images assaulting the eye. The artistic purpose remains to make the viewer see what the photograph represents and to bring an individual interpretation to it. Hidden beauty is exposed to the eye of the camera and thus to the eye of the viewer. In this way the mundane and the fantastic become one. Perhaps one could say that the mundane in photography could also be compared to its scientific aspect, whereas the fantastic parallels the final artistic product."

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