On Photography Test | Lesson Plans Final Test - Hard

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Final Test - Hard

Name: _________________________ Period: ___________________

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What art has had to struggle to become a high art, though others have not had to work as hard to get to that title?

2. Both painting and photography share a devotion to traditional __________ within their finished pieces.

3. The main question becomes whether photography is a high art or if it is merely a __________ reproduction by a machine.

4. Photographs are presented as sophisticated ____________, though they are made with little more than a click of a button.

5. The collection of photographs is carried to the extreme in ____________, where these images are horded.

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

Whitman strove to look beyond beauty and ugliness into the essential value of a person or object, something that photography can do as well.

Part 1: How do you define beauty in this world? Why?

Part 2: How do you define ugliness in this world? Why?

Part 3: Do you think it's possible to look beyond ugliness and beauty? Why or why not?

Essay Topic 2

According to Sontag, painting favors beautiful items while photography favors less than attractive objects.

Part 1: Why do you think painting is used for beautiful items?

Part 2: Do you think painting can only be used for beautiful things? Why or why not?

Part 3: Do you think that photography focuses only on those things which are less attractive? Why or why not?

Essay Topic 3

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?

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