Photography Exhibitions : Images And Images Essay

1028 Words Nov 17th, 2016 5 Pages
Photographs are everywhere —on our work desks, in our wallets, on restaurant walls, and even at photography exhibitions. Every photograph has its own story behind it. However, each photograph does not tell us the complete story and instead captures only a part of it. For this reason, viewers sometimes find themselves confounded between viewing a photography as fact or an interpretation because they only see a part of what has happened during that captured moment. Yet, we live in this world where most facts can be verified by photography; almost all photographs that surround our lives show evidence about events that have happened. However, some photographs leave out the “before and after” moments, leading us to interpret and hypothesize what could have happened before and after a photo was taken. Sometimes, those interpretations incorrectly lead down to the wrong path from the conclusion –the real fact—behind the photo. Moreover, the place where photographs are displayed is very important because it can give the viewers an idea whether they have access to an actual fact or a photographer’s fictional approach. Therefore, photography has the power to influence and shape viewers’ memories depending on the locations that it is viewed, photographers’ intentions, and the usage of aesthetic elements. To most people, a photograph is a piece of paper that contains information about a specific moment in time. A fascinating thing that humans can do is that they can distinguish…

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