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Explain how the changing social and political climate of the late 1960s and 1970s impacted photography and describe some of the alternative or ‘new approaches’ that arose during this period.

INSTRUCTIONS:
Be sure to number your answers correctly (1a, 2b etc.). They can be answered in any order as long as they are numbered correctly.
NOTE: you may NOT repeat information in your answers. E.g. if you discuss modernism in one answer, you cannot choose another answer in which you repeat all of that information (even if you change the words around). I will be strict about this so please don’t try it.
Style & length: The long answers must be written in full sentences that make sense (no bullet points or 1-word answers). You will be graded on how you answer the question and how you express yourself in your answer – thus your sentences must make sense and be clear and follow an argument. These longer answers are usually a paragraph in length/roughly 4-5 sentences. Although this is not a hard and fast rule, if the question is worth 6 points, try and make at least 6 separate well-explained proper ‘points’ in your answer. But in an Upper Division course answering the question is crucial. If you do not answer the questions you will not be awarded more than half the possible points for that question.
a. European and American Pictorialists aimed to elevate photography to the status of fine art, as an independent and unique medium capable of expression, and employed different approaches in an effort to do so. Discuss this statement with reference to examples from both European and American Pictorial movements.
a. Explain how the changing social and political climate of the late 1960s and 1970s impacted photography and describe some of the alternative or ‘new approaches’ that arose during this period.
a. Define postmodernism including some of the terms, ideas, methods and approaches associated with it. Explain how it affected photography by referring to examples of either photographers or artists working with photographic media.
a. Digital photography caused a revolution in photographic practice impacting photography’s formal & technical features, offering new avenues for expression and creativity, as well as affecting deeper issues about truth, originality as well as perceptions of reality. Discuss this statement with reference to examples of digital processes and artists working in this medium that you have studied.
Points per question: 6
Total points Part B: 24 (6 x 4)

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