Qs week 1 – 3rd presentation – “Global Image: Unity and Change”

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Q: Do you think the power and influence of the photograph is overstated?   ‘Still’ photography is just one of many media that impact social discourse, especially in an era of video and social media, where we are all continuously ‘bombarded’ with imagery in huge quantities (and variable quality). In many ways, CNN’s coverage of the First Gulf War was the first ”video …

Qs week 1 – 2nd presentation – “Global Image: Windows on the World”

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Q: What do you make of the mirror and window analogy? A very apt one. The camera functions both ways, inward and outward looking. The downside (compounded by the relatively narrow field of view compared with the human eye) is that there can be a tendency to ‘always’ view life as through the lens, and miss what is really there. …