On Photography Reflection

For the most part, I agreed with the text, the emotions and influence it has over people, like the naked South Vietnamese child, and the Nazi camps. It stirred emotions of anger into those who saw it and opposed it. Though I also want to add this emotion of nostalgia, like looking at old family photos, trips, or a yearbook. Along with that on page 11-13, they speak on how photography is very perverse and similar to voyeurism. This idea evoked the thoughts of how one acts when seeing someone's picture being taken, most people take the courtesy to not photobomb and get into the photo and allow the photographer to finish.

But something I would disagree with is on page 14, which I found to be ironic, it states, “The camera/gun does not kill.”. In this day in age, the camera is the gun and the photos, bullets. With one photo or video, your career social presence could be ruined online. The power and influence that an exposed photo can do is a lot, and the reason why media is and always has been so prevalent. And lastly in the beginning the text talks about how putting an image in an image, aka, a book, makes the image lose its “essential quality”. Rather than saying that, I would say it gives more context, a more sturdy and surefire idea as to what the image is showing, similar to a caption under a photo. Each version of a photo uses a different type of strength and it doesn’t take away from a photo's quality.