Photography plays a very large role in many people’s lives for many reasons. Each photo is unique in its own way and represents a specific idea. Developing pictures are now far easier compares to earlier times when it was very time-consuming and hard to access to. In some people’s opinions, this advancement has changed the meaning and the way people apprehend photography. Over the years, the purpose of photography has also transformed, allowing photos from the past to be recognized as fascinating. This can be proved when examining photographs that were taken in earlier times, for example the photo “Sweat shop, New York City” taken by Lewis Wickes Hine, which was my favorite photograph because the picture shows the differences between earlier times and todays society. This photo depicts a group of people that are engaged in their job at a sweatshop. One of the main fascinating aspects is the setting of this photo. When compared to sweatshops in modern days, there are very limited comparisons. In this photo, the setting looks more like a living room space rather than an factory space as in today. The people shown in this photo occur as if they are at home rather than at work due to how people work today. This shows how much jobs and our way of living has changed. The way people are dressed in this photo is also unalike opposed to what we wear today, displaying the transition of fashion throughout the years. In this captured photo, people are dressed in very covered and formal clothes such as skirts or suits, which is far unlikely to be seen worn in society nowadays. The differences between the types of lifestyle presented in this photo and today, are endless. These variations produce a deeper sense of interest in some people allowing this captured photo to be described as intriguing in present day.
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