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How Social Studies relates to Photography By: Mia Foglesong

    Photography is great it has many different things that have in common with other topics you may not know it but I’m going to talk about how photography relates to Social Studies. For most of you should now my topic is photography and I want you to know what photography relates to social studies sure you could talk about the history but I really want to go  deeper than that. “Aristotle is one of the best-known ancient philosophers. His works remain widely taught in philosophy and political theory, usually as part of introductory programmes. Like many theorists, his relevance to, and distance from, the present is downplayed by this usage, which renders his thought inert as a part of a canon,” wrote Andrew Robinson a news reporter from Ceasefire. For S.S not only can it be related to like philosophers I can tell you guys of photography’s history. You can also take pictures some of the great landmarks for example like the Taj Mahal.

     Aristotle did a lot for the world on of the things helped photography. As most of you guess know Aristotle was one of the famous Greek philosophers in Ancient Greece and he thought about things a lot of you haven’t yet thought of. Sure maybe it seems like Aristotle didn’t have anything to do with photography but he did and this is why “THE camera obscura – a dark room that admits light through a small opening – traces its lineage to Aristotle,” wrote n.p. A reporter from The New York Times. “The camera obscura was a darkened room with a tiny hole in one wall through which sunrays passed, casting an image onto the opposite wall. This effect was noted by the Greek philosopher Aristotle (348-322 B.C.) and was later incorporated by medieval astronomers to chart the eclipse of the sun,” wrote Howard Beckman the author to Animation the Whole Story. Camera obscura is also called the pinhole and Aristotle the great philosopher thought about the idea of it in 330 B.C.

    Photography and history have commons and history is S.S. Another reason that photography and Social Studies is the history of photography. This quote is amazing and really speaks to me “Photography is the common language of modern history. It’s everywhere; and everyone, in some way, understands it. No institution presents and parses that language with more skill and force than the International Center of Photograph when in peak form, which is the form it’s in for “Rise and Fall of Apartheid: Photography and the Bureaucracy of Everyday Life,” wrote Holland Cotter a news reporter from The New York Times. It’s not just the photograph that makes something unique it could be the story of the picture the history. It goes a little deeper than just the history of photography it goes deeper because it’s the history of the person or picture of the person in the picture maybe it’s the beetles in the picture.

    Landmarks are also apart of history just in a different way and I’m going to talk about that way. Many people can’t see many important landmarks in the world like The Pyramid of Giza and the Egyptians made for their dead pharaoh. Which is a part of social studies history and landmarks. Photography shows many people landmarks that they can’t see. Photography is film which is a documentary Wichita is about things like landmarks that tell the people who are watching the documentary about the landmark are getting info they may or May have not have heard before. Taking pictures of landmarks can also remind you later a good or bad memory.

    Photography is meant to change live and I”m going to talk about how photography changes our everyday lives. Many pictures changed the world in a instant or many important things that happened was remember mostly because of pictures. Pictures posted in magazines or newspapers as pictures of things many people didn’t think of, for example some people may not know what’s going on the real world like like a lot of kids are malnourished. “Perhaps providence intended these thing to be photographed, at just an instant. Or maybe the camera lenses that captured these instances on these particular days purely by chance. This mystery applies equally to a photograph recording the moment the Beatles arrive in New York City as it does to that when protesters were slammed against brick walls by the water from high-pressure hoses,” wrote Gordon Parks a writer from 100 Photographs That Changed The World. The world is a great place and pictures can show how wonderful it is or how terrifying it can be. Photography is amazing it can go into many things that are important to the world and without it who knows what.

Beckman, Howard. Animation the Whole Story. New York: Allworth, 2003. Print.


N.p.. “Light Show.” The New York Times online, n.p. 2 October, 2005. Web. 5 April, 2014.



Robinson, Andrew. “In Theory Aristotle (part 1).” Ceasefire online, n.p. n.d.. Web. 5 April, 2014.



Cotter, Holland. “Images That Preserve History, and Make It.” The New York Times online, n.p. 20 September, 2012. Web. 13 April, 2014



Sulivan, Robert. 100 Photographs THat Changed the World. New York: Life Books, n.d..


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