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2020, Vol. 2, Issue 4, Part H

Photography: As a political tool


Author(s): Kangkana Roy

Abstract: The invention of Photography cannot just be simplistically seen as a medium which has changed the ways in which we view the world but also the various ways in which the world gets represented. Photography is not just a medium of representation. It also serves as a powerful political tool which has changed the ways of perception as it captures what is invisible to the naked eye. It creates a “novelty” in the details that it captures, thereby rupturing the human understanding of what is truth and what is ‘apparent truth’. This essay attempts to understand the extent to which photography serves as a political tool by sometimes becoming the “event” by itself which it tries to capture and serve as an agent of change but at the same time it holds the power to manipulate the truth as well.

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How to cite this article:
Kangkana Roy. Photography: As a political tool. Int J Adv Acad Stud 2020;2(4):491-493.
International Journal of Advanced Academic Studies