The Nature
of Photographs

How is this photograph different
from the actual scene that Robert Frank
saw as he stood in his Butte hotel room
and looked out on this depressed mining
town in the northern Rockies? How
much of this image is a product of
lenses, shutters, and media? What
are the characteristics of photography
that establish how an image looks?

Image Credit:

Robert Frank
View from Hotel Window
Butte, Montana

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