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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. What kind of photographer is interested in the awakening consciousness?
2. Photographs also warp our sense of _________ as they are always minute in comparison to the real object.
3. American photographers feel the country is simply too _______ to be understood - instead it must simply be catalogued.
4. According to Sontag, photographs are held to be definitive ___________, though Sontag does not support this idea with facts.
5. Camera use is especially pronounced in tourists who come from cultures that stress activity and ______________.
Short Essay Questions
1. What was the goal of the Farm Service Administration photographic project in 1935 as described in this chapter?
2. How was "Family of Man" an opposite representation of what Whitman was trying to saw about humanity?
3. What does Surrealism strive to do in society, much like the goals of photography in the world?
4. What do photographs of the same subject over the course of many years show about this person or this item?
5. On what other artistic areas does photography impose standards according to Sontag in this chapter?
6. How did Whitman want to see society as a whole, according to Sontag's writings in this chapter?
7. How does surrealism look at wealth, which is the same way that photography seems to look at wealth?
8. Who were some of the groups of people who Diane Arbus took pictures of when she was creating portraits?
9. What kind of art does Sontag believe photography has become, according to the text in this chapter?
10. What do photographs do to the scale of an object within the photograph and in real life, according to Sontag?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Sontag points out that most people either have a camera or have access to a camera, making them hard to avoid these days.
Part 1: Why do you think people are so interested in having cameras around?
Part 2: Do you have a camera? Why or why not?
Part 3: Do you think cameras will be more or less important as the years go on? Why?
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
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?
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