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. However, photography can also make truly beautiful things seem _________, according to Sontag.

2. Photographs can mingle documentation with __________ rendering, according to Sontag in this chapter.

3. The __________ are not the same between painting and photography, though the devotion may be.

4. Modern photography seems to admit that __________ is the sum total of all art in photography.

5. Photography allows painting to focus on the purely __________ of the object being captured.

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following 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

Photographs can capture beauty in all things, even things which are not supposed to be conventionally beautiful.

Part 1: How do you define the idea of beauty? Why?

Part 2: Why do you think it's important for some to capture images of beauty?

Part 3: How do beautiful images affect those who look at them? Why?

Essay Topic 3

In the end, Sontag points out that some people seem to prefer photographic images to reality.

Part 1: How are photographs superior to reality?

Part 2: Why do you think reality might be less appealing to others?

Part 3: Do you prefer photographs or reality? Why?

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