Since the camera was invented in 1826, it has been used to document everything from social injustice, inequality, famine, war, and human rights abuses to uplifting scenes of humanity, brotherhood, victory, love and hope (Ferdous). Throughout the years society has come to realize the true potential of a photograph and its ability to acknowledge the truth through intense and thought provoking imagery. The camera has helped journalists be able to connect with society in a way that was unique. The creation of the camera gave journalist the ability to communicate through the use of pictures. This newly found aspect made it possible for others to see exactly what the photographer has seen. With this ability photojournalism was created.
While the original Daguerreotype started a massive surge on photography, two later inventions turned photography social phenomenon that became ingrained in our lives today. The first of these inventions is called the “calotype” process. invented in 1839 by William Henry Fox Talbot this method of photography involved exposing chemically treated paper, producing a “negative” that could be redeveloped. This allow for multiple copies of the same image to be printed, and is the predecessor to modern film photography. The next major breakthrough in the art of photography was the portable camera. Before its inception, most photos were taken using a large, cumbersome device that worked as a camera and darkroom for developing glass plates coated with a sticky collodion solution. (film photography was
Before photography was invented, the only way to see what someone or something looked like from that time period was a drawing or painting. Before the invention of photography, there was no true way to know what a person looked like as Pey sketches they had could be inaccurate. Photography changed the world not by only showing accurate depictions of objects but also by introducing a new form of art. Anyone can take a photo, but a photographer uses the principles of art and design to capture a moment and astonishing images.
Certain mile stones in taking pictures during the first two decades of photography were marked by rapid commercialization and many photographers bowed to the commerciality and uninspired demands of their customers, however there were those who were separating themselves from the bustling photographic factories and portrait studios and instead immersed themselves into a new class of “artist” by using the camera to express creative photographic visions. Whether it was used in society, documentation, or art the camera was obviously used, and are used to this day.
Newspapers became important in the 18th century. Since there were many outbreaks such as smallpox, yellow fever, and diphtheria, people wanted to know about these diseases. They informed the people about diseases. They told people how to
While emotions were extremely high in the sense of angst for a better life, photography provided a new sense of reality to Americans and for others around the World. Photography all around the World is unlike anything else of its kind. People are able to tell stories and elicit emotions that bring the audience to that desired response. Throughout the 1930’s, photography from governmental institutions or advancements alone brought a new beginning to the end of a terrible time that Americans all around the nation
In the 1800s, people wanted better documentation. Paintings and drawings took a long time to make and were considered biased and unreal. Cameras offered a more exact look at a moment in time. Many were working on inventing a camera that could produce lasting photos, however, most early photos didn’t last due to the light exposure needed when viewing a photo. There were many formats and processes used in the 1800s, all improving on the last one. In the 1800s, there were five major photographic formats; the Daguerreotype, Ambrotype, Tintype, Carte de Visite, and Cabinet Card.
Another significant reason that has played a vital role in photojournalism of recent times is the emergence of imaging technologies. Imaging technologies has undoubtedly played a major part in the works of a photojournalist today. Based on earlier accounts on how photography itself is an inherent manipulation, the question is no longer directed on how has imaging technologies manipulate photojournalism' but how much more has imaging
In 1888, George Eastman made the first light and portable camera under the company name Kodak (Graham 28). These cameras gave people the ability to take a photo almost anywhere. The cameras had to be sent back to the factory so the photographs could be printed. Twenty years after Kodak’s first camera, they produced an improved camera, called “Brownie”. The Brownie was simple to use, making the art of photography boom. Flash cameras did not appear until the 1930s, letting people take pictures in areas with dim or little lighting. In 1947, Edwin Land invented the instant camera. Land got the idea after his daughter asked to see her picture after he took her photo. The next step in improving the camera was by making it digital, which was done in 1975 by a Kodak employee. As the camera gets smaller and simpler to use, the quality of the photographs it produces gets better.
Sense the invention of the camera in 1826 photography has been used to document everything from family portraits, social injustice, sporting events, world news, expressions of joy and sorrow, and hundreds of monumental moments. The camera has given man the power to reveal the truth visually. Throughout history photographs have made enormous impacts on social consciousness and ultimately shaped public opinion on many pressing issues in society. Although photography is often considered a casual pastime, the invention of the camera has contributed to many aspects of history, science, and other important pieces of todays world.
Approaching the turn of the twentieth century, photography was used mainly scientifically, to gather data and make observations. Aside from some independent portrait work, the camera was not considered a highly artistic instrument. Cameras were barely given a second look in aristocratic artistic circles. The idea that photography could not be art met challenges in Britain by the Pictorial movement, the vision of photography similar in subject to impressionist paintings that aimed to make viewers emotional. This movement took a heavy foothold at a time when cameras were just entering the consumer market; later making it’s way across the pond to America. It is evident when comparing the work of Gertrude Kasebier, who photographed in the
As the 19th century progressed the biggest focus of the news was politics. “Slavery, presidential elections, the suffrage movement, temperance, free education and foreign policy were news and started social change with so many national issues. Soon after pictures were being formed in the newspaper and cartoons were being created to depict the lives of
In 1760, The Boston News-Letter was the first newspaper to be continuously published in the United States. A 250-year legacy of printed news could not have lasted if it newspapers didn't not have it uses. Aside from the entertainment value, newspapers exist for the main purpose of bringing news of international, national, and local news to the doorsteps of the people. Without such frequent and stable form of communication, it would be difficult for any nation to call itself a free democracy. Today however, it cannot be expected that newsprint will last forever. Statistical data firmly suggests newspapers around the world are falling both in number and circulation. The past several years have been difficult for newspapers as other news