The Importance Of Visual Artists

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For many visual artists, it is common knowledge that in order to gain popularity and to create a name for ones self they need to put themselves out there in the world for all to see. Whether they are a painter, a writer, an installation artist, or an actor they all require a pedestal to stand on and have their work be seen; for many the first steps on to the pedestal is by capturing their work through photography.

Today, photography is as easy as using the latest iPhone and the application Instagram – anyone can be a photographer and have their work quickly spread over the globe in this day and age which makes it increasingly difficult for those who are professional photographers. There are the current “instafamous” and “fitspo” bloggers that take a self-portrait (now known as the more popular term “selfie”), then spend around five to ten minutes whitening their teeth and smoothing out their wrinkles and imperfections, uploading their image and sitting back waiting for the hundreds and thousands of “likes” and comments filled with heart-eyed emojis and “#goals!” to come rolling in. The attention these bloggers receive is at a rapid pace, once someone “likes” an image on
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For early 20th century visual artists, these kinds of luxuries could not have even have been fathomed. With the “network of networks” (modern Internet) only being invented in 1983 and later in 1990 having the World Wide Web invented by Tim Berners-Lee , visual artists relied on the spread of the artistic work through magazines, newspapers, word of mouth, television and film, posters, flyers and

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