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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. The camera can be used to intrude a form of _______ into leisure, within some cultures.

2. What did the acronym FSA stand for in relation to the most ambitious collection photographic project?

3. Eventually, according to this chapter, _______________ will be photographed.

4. Whitman wanted people to begin to look at the essential ____________ of a person in order to define a person or object.

5. Whose technique is considered to be impeccable, according to this chapter of the book?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

4. What kind of art does Sontag believe photography has become, according to the text in this chapter?

5. What do photographs do to the scale of an object within the photograph and in real life, according to Sontag?

6. What has photography established, according to Sontag in this chapter in relation to how objects are seen?

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

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

9. How does photography encourage voyeurism in those who look at photographs?

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Photography offers the viewer a chance to look upon others, without being judged for looking.

Part 1: Do you think it's a good thing for people to look upon others through pictures? Why or why not?

Part 2: How do you think the ability to be a voyeur affects the person who is looking at the picture?

Part 3: Why do you think people feel safer looking at pictures than looking at the subject in real life?

Essay Topic 2

Photographs can be made to speak with the help of captions beside them, but are these captions always necessary?

Part 1: Why do you think it's necessary to include captions with photographs?

Part 2: How do you think the photograph is changed by the introduction of captions?

Part 3: Do you think captions are necessary to include with pictures? Why or why not?

Essay Topic 3

Whitman strove to see what was similar in all beings as opposed to what was unique about people, it seems.

Part 1: Do you think people are unique or are we all the same? Why or why not?

Part 2: How does the perception of the world change when you realize all people are the same?

Part 3: Why do you think it's important to see similarities among people? Or isn't it?

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