Date of Award


Document Type

Open Access Thesis


Art and Design

First Advisor

Brent Good


From its conception, the purpose of photography has been to record. At first, only the most stationary objects could be photographed, even walking pedestrians would appear invisible!on film, but technology would quickly catch up to imagination with faster shutters, more sensitive film and smaller cameras. Now, recording a moving world and all the things that move in it is possible and from this potential the profession of the documentary photographer was created. While the advancement in technology made photographic reporting possible, there was the debate on photography’s consideration as art.


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