Saturday, November 29, 2008

Question Response

In response to Christie's question, I do believe that people have become desensitized to images. This however is not the fault of the viewer, but rather a natural outcome of the concept of photography. We have all seen the power of repetition, which goes the same with photography. We see an image over and over, and we become use to it maybe even comfortable with it. This imminent outcome of photography has its negative aspects, however there is a crucial factor of importance. These images make us remember. For example, when thinking of the JFK assassinaiton, whether you were alive at the time or not, everyone pictures the same image of the motorcade and president slumped over. Therefore, due to photography and our desensitization to images, a compilation of history is catalogued forever.

Shawn Kepfer

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