Undergraduate Humanities Forum 2006-7: Travel

Document Type

Presentation

Date of this Version

April 2007

Comments

2006-2007 Penn Humanities Forum on Travel, Undergraduate Mellon Research Fellows.

URL: http://humanities.sas.upenn.edu/06-07/uhf_fellows.shtml

Abstract

From the first photograph taken by Niépce which took eight hours to expose, to modern digital photographs which take less than a second to process, photography has continuously afforded us glimpses into the lives of the photographers. The capture of the light of those particular moments also captures, in a sense, the flashes of inspiration or the stirring of our hearts. We use photographs to communicate with one another sometimes the most complex and indescribable of emotions. Nowadays, cameras are so ubiquitous in American daily life that they have become another language, a visual one, by which we make meaning in our lives.

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Date Posted: 03 August 2007