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  • Tags: The Still Image's Effect on Collective Conscience

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The photograph of Alan Kurdi, a three year old Syrian boy, made international headlines after he drowned on September 2, 2015 in the Mediterranean Sea. His body washed up to shore where it was photographed by Turkish journalist Nilufer Demir. He and…
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During the 2004 presidential election campaign, a doctored image John Kerry and Jane Fonda was released that turned out to be a politically motivated forgery. Some consider Fonda a traitor due to her controversial visit to Hanoi during the Vietnam…
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In 1993, Kevin Carter documented the famine that swept through Sudan. He took many pictures in the village of Ayod and later traveled out into the open bush, which is where he took the most infamous photograph "The vulture and the little girl"…
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The release of On Photography by Susan Sontag marked the first thorough reflection of photography and its social and political implications. A collection of essays, it was originally published as a series of essays in the New York Review of Books…
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Photographer Stanley Forman captured photographs of a woman and child falling from a collapsing fire escape from the fifth floor of an apartment building on Marlborough Street on July 22, 1975. The woman, Diana Bryant, was nineteen years old and the…
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In February of 1966, the Soviet Union’s Luna 9 robotic spacecraft landed on the Moon in a vast lava plain known as Oceanus Procellarum, or “Ocean of Storms”. The first image taken in the plain was intercepted by an English observatory and released…
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Hailed as “the most ambitious enterprise in publishing since the production of the King James Bible”, The North American Indian was a thirty year long project by photographer Edward S. Curtis to document their natives’ way of life. Backed by both…
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British-Italian photographer Felice Beato was one of the first to take photographs in East Asia, as well as one of the first war photographers. In 1863, Beato reached Yokohama, Japan as Japan began opening its borders to foreigners for the first…
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In 1976, at the Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology, daguerreotypes were discovered in a cabinet made over one hundred years prior. In 1850, Louis Agassiz was a Harvard natural scientist and Cambridge intellectual that hired daguerreotypist…
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The Crimean War was one of the largest military movements ever undertaken for its time, a conflict between the allied forces of France, England, and Turkey against Russia in the Balkans. The allied forces had more casualties resulting from disease or…
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