Write a formal essay using one of the following prompts. Your essay should be 1800-2200 words in length, include a strong thesis statement and
thoughtful analysis of the issues/questions presented in the prompt. All essays must be properly cited (MLA format) and
include a bibliography. You must use at least M scholarly sources outside of the textbook and lectures.
THE PHOTOGRAPHER’S EYE:
In 1966, John Szarkowski’s influential book “The Photographer’s Eye” was published. In it he listed five interdependent characteristics of the
photographic image: the things itself, the detail, the frame, time, and vantage point. Describe each of these characteristics in depth using specific
photographs as examples (include thumbnail photos in the body of your essay). In your
opinion, did Szarkowski fail to recognize any particular characteristics of photography in his analysis? If so, what? How did Szarkowski influence
the direction of photography in late 2oth century America?