Saturday, June 23, 2007

07/08 Academic Decathlon Art Selection #3

This photo is called "The Sick Soldier" and is the work from the Mathew Brady Studio, 1863. Photography is a huge contributor to war journalism. Now images from the scene of the battle could be captured for people to see. How did this new technology contribute to people's views on the war? Check out Mathew Brady and find out how new this technology was at the time. How has technology changed our perception of wartime?

1 comment:

Vijay said...

Mathew Brady took many photos during the time of war, but rarely of actual battle scenes. This was because there was a large amount of equipment necessary to operate a camera and the exposure times were slow. Instead, he focused on taking pictures of aftermath of battle, military portraits, and scenes of camp life.