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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. Whitman wanted others to realize that the _____________ was a part of the universal.

2. Arbus' pictures were presented as _____________, even though the content at the time was not considered so.

3. What kind of photographer is interested in the picturesque when he/she is taking photographs?

4. Like surrealism, photography is often about ________ poverty and wealth in its contents or its themes.

5. What kind of photographer is interested in the awakening consciousness?

Short Essay Questions

1. What was Whitman's cultural and social influence, coined Whitmanesque, according to the text?

2. How are photographs usually held as definitive evidence in the world, according to Sontag?

3. How was "Family of Man" an opposite representation of what Whitman was trying to saw about humanity?

4. What does Susan Sontag suggest that photography has made society do in relation to reality?

5. What was the goal of the Farm Service Administration photographic project in 1935 as described in this chapter?

6. What does Surrealism strive to do in society, much like the goals of photography in the world?

7. What did Edward Steichen photograph in order to show that objects aren't always as simple as they appear?

8. How does surrealism look at wealth, which is the same way that photography seems to look at wealth?

9. What are the two groups into which photographers can be categorized, according to the text in this chapter?

10. What did the Farm Service Administration effectively show about the power of photography?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

False photography becomes another important concern in the art of photography, with false caption being included on some photographs.

Part 1: Why do you think some photographers use false captions with their photographs?

Part 2: Do you think it's 'right' to use captions which falsely describe a photograph? Why or why not?

Part 3: How do you think the photograph changes when a false caption is used?

Essay Topic 2

The Farm Security Administration once did a photography project which sought to capture the 'common' man

Part 1: How do you define the idea of a common man? Is this definable?

Part 2: Why is it important to document that image of a common man? Or isn't it?

Part 3: How can images of what is common change the way the world works?

Essay Topic 3

In its beginnings, photography was thought to be unnatural and disgraceful, though it eventually grew accepted and then revered.

Part 1: Why do you think photography was once thought to be unnatural?

Part 2: Why do you think the attitude toward photography changed over the years?

Part 3: In what ways is photography unnatural today? Why?

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