Response on Truth and Photography

“…but their complete success in aligning so much precise observation with such a wide and intellectually appropriate range of critical thought makes them unique in the entire literature on photography, at least as far as I am acquainted with it.” – Jerry L. Thompson
   In response to the article, “Truth and Photography”, I believe that pictures made by a lens are connected to the real world, because the camera captures every movement and imperfection. Over the years, the development of the camera and film has changed, in order for it to become more convenient and accessible to everyone of all social classes. For example in the film, Wizard of photography, it revealed how photographers used glass plates, and poured a light sensitive chemical on top of it. They could only take one photo at a time, and the glass was usually heavy. So a filmstrip was later developed, which allowed photographers to take 100 photos at a time. A smaller camera was also developed and since the camera was inexpensive, and accessible to everyone, the use of the camera began to cause issues such as invasion of privacy.
   Photographers would then take their film to be developed and printed on postcards. In the article, Talbot described his view of capturing a sculpture, and Thompson stated that when a picture is taken, it is only as the object appears, and not what it truly is. I agree because a picture is just a basic idea and two-dimensional version of what is perceived by our eye, and is then revealed through the lens. It doesn’t thoroughly give a full analysis or detail behind the actual object we come in contact with in the true three-dimensional world.
   Our society revolves around the idea of perfection, and satisfying others with their perception of beauty or what’s right. They want it to be “right”. However, when giving photographers the opportunity to be free and expressive, they don’t have to think so hard or try so much to impress, the emotions conveyed will be real. They would be real to the artist’s eye at least. I don’t think the same rules of photography or capturing a great photo should apply to each photographer, because each person has their own perception of a subject. It shouldn’t be forceful, or lead the viewers to think our society and everything it in is perfect or should be. The truth is, our society isn’t perfect; there are many distortions and blemishes that we see with the naked eye.

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