Part 4 – Project 2: Exercise 2

Earlier in Part Four you considered the argument that the ‘mechanical’ nature of photography precludes it from being considered an art.

Does this make photography a medium uniquely suited to portraying time and the passage of time?

I think that everything we have seen so far shows that photography is perfectly suited to capturing time, and can be done so in both a scientific and an artistic way. As an example, Dr Edgerton’s photographs were never meant to be artistic, they were more like experiments. ‘“Don’t make me out to be an artist,” stated Edgerton. “I am an engineer. Read the rest