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This paper gives a brief summary of the history of the development of photography, and then considers some of the impacts of photography with particular reference to the Great Depression, the Civil Rights Movement, and Vietnam. The paper also considers briefly the idea that photography, and now digital imagery, have contributed to such a sensory overload that humans no longer have any bearings or context with which to evaluate reality.
From the Paper:"Many of the elements of photography are of ancient origin. The lens, a critical element, is known to have been developed in at least 1000 BCE in Nineveh. By the Middle Ages, various communities in Europe had developed lens crafting into sophisticated industries (Harrison, 1973, p. 7). The other critical element of photography was the phenomenon of color changes brought about by light. The Latin naturalist Pliny the Younger commented that yellow wax exposed to sunlight would gradually lose its color, and the Roman artist Vitruvius, recognizing that sunlight would gradually bleach his paintings, insisted always that his painting face..."
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