Who Was Enlightened

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With the development of the camera came new concepts, opportunities, jobs, and ultimately, enlightenment. But who was enlightened? The inventors were enlightened every time they created a new process or invented a new camera, photographers were enlightened every time they developed a new style or concept, and then the public. The public was enlightened because photojournalism created a gateway for them to be connected to events happening elsewhere, whether it be a war zone, national news and local events. Photojournalism connects people in a way that writing cannot do. At first it creates a visual connection, and from seeing images of people in pain, happy people, animals, etc., a connection is made. Images can have such monumental effects

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