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American photography : a century of images. Developing Image (1900-1934)

Author: Ellen HovdeMuffie MeyerRonald H BlumerHarris YulinVicki GoldbergAll authors
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Films Media Group, [2011]
Edition/Format:   eVideo : Clipart/images/graphics : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Although photography was invented in the first half of the 19th century, the beginning of the 20th century marked extraordinary changes. The Developing Image travels back to the very first time in history when inexpensive hand-held cameras gave ordinary people the opportunity to create their own visual images. Through archival footage and interviews with historians and notable photographers, the film explores the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Nonfiction television programs
Television programs
Documentary television programs
Educational television programs
Historical television programs
Internet videos
Videorecording
History
Additional Physical Format: Originally produced:
Public Broadcasting Service (U.S.), 1999.
Material Type: Clipart/images/graphics, Internet resource, Videorecording
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File, Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Ellen Hovde; Muffie Meyer; Ronald H Blumer; Harris Yulin; Vicki Goldberg; Robert B Silberman; Sharon Sachs; Tom Hurwitz; Richard Einhorn; KTCA-TV (Television station : Saint Paul, Minn.); Middlemarch Films.; Films for the Humanities & Sciences (Firm); Films Media Group.; Public Broadcasting Service (U.S.)
OCLC Number: 783172674
Notes: Streaming video file.
Originally broadcast as a three part documentary on PBS in 1999.
Films on Demand is distributed by Films Media Group for Films for the Humanities & Sciences, Cambridge Educational, Meridian Education, and Shopware.
Encoded with permission for digital streaming by Films Media Group on September 22, 2011.
Credits: Editor, Sharon Sachs ; cinematography, Tom Hurwitz ; music, Richard Einhorn.
Performer(s): Narrated by Harris Yulin.
Target Audience: Access requires authentication through Films on Demand.; 10 & up.
Description: 1 video file (ca. 55 min.) : sd., col., with b&w sequences, digital file.
Details: Mode of access: Internet.
Contents: Sponsors: The Developing Image (1900-1934) (0:34) --
Introduction: The Developing Image (3:58) --
The Brownie Camera (2:28) --
The Picture Postcard (3:13) --
National Geographic Learns to Use the Photograph (2:29) --
Selective Photography (1:25) --
Curtis's Photographs of Native Americans (2:35) --
Matsura's Photographs of Native Americans (0:47) --
Photography as Art (2:50) --
Photography as Industrial Tool (2:14) --
Photography as Agent for Social Change (3:24) --
Straight Photography (3:16) --
Photography's Role in World War I (2:31) --
Whether to Show an Appalling War (1:43) --
Tabloids: Using Pictures to Maximize Impact (2:44) --
The Tabloid Wars (2:29) --
Photography's Role in Advertising (2:59) --
Photography's New Dimension to Fame (1:09) --
Babe Ruth: Sports Star to Superstar (0:41) --
New School of Publicity Photograph (3:45) --
Photography Broadens the Senses (3:33) --
Leonard Nimoy Connects with Family (1:49) --
Lead-Up to the Golden Age of Photography (0:52) --
Credits (2:02).
Other Titles: American photography (Television programs)
Responsibility: produced and directed by Ellen Hovde and Muffie Meyer ; writer, Ronald Blumer ; KTCA in association with Middlemarch Films, Inc.

Abstract:

Although photography was invented in the first half of the 19th century, the beginning of the 20th century marked extraordinary changes. The Developing Image travels back to the very first time in history when inexpensive hand-held cameras gave ordinary people the opportunity to create their own visual images. Through archival footage and interviews with historians and notable photographers, the film explores the age when suddenly pictures were a part of our daily lives: on passports, postcards, in the developing picture press, and in science. World War I photographs even convinced many reluctant Americans that they had a stake in this distant war, and advertisers embraced photography because of its ability to create a fantasy that seemed to be a plausible reality. By the end of the 1920s, photographs--little flat pictures that came to represent the truth--had made their way into virtually every corner of contemporary life.

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