On Photography Test | Final Test - Hard

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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

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?

Essay Topic 2

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?

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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