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On Photography Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

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Mid-Book Test - Hard

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

Short Answer Questions

1. Photographs do not create ___________ but they reinforce existing morality, according to Sontag.



2. The camera's drive toward enabling _______________ use promotes the use of photography as a means of pornography.



3. Whitman strove to argue that the world should be seen as a ______________ whole, welded together.



4. What is NOT one of the groups of people that Arbus photographed during her career?



5. Some photographers are _________, seeking to clarify or to identify a world vision.



Short Essay Questions

1. What was the progression of photography in relation to its artistic status, according to this chapter?



2. What does the final chapter have to present about the idea of images in relation to reality, something which may not be fully supported by the text?



3. Why did photography come to be seen as a type of copulation with the material world?



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



5. How does photography make the photographer incapable of intervening in a situation?



6. What did Steichen thus do with his photographs in terms of creating importance with the subject of the picture?



7. Are people with children more or less likely to own a camera, according to Sontag's own findings?



8. What does this chapter seem to believe the current definition of modern society is in relation to images and things?



9. What are the ways in which an American photographer and a European photographer differ?



10. What is the significance of the title of this particular chapter of this Susan Sontag book?



Essay Topics

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?

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?

Sontag makes a bold supposition that some artists create their works only to be photographed.

Part 1: Do you think an artist would only create something in order to get its picture taken?

Part 2: Why do you think artists create their pieces to begin with?

Part 3: Do you agree with Sontag's idea? Why or why not?

(see the answer keys)

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