Christian Long

Taryn Simon: Photographs Secret Sites

In TED Talks on May 22, 2010 at 9:58 pm

Reflection by WEI-CHEN L.

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Taryn Simon:  Photographs Secret Sites

I don’t take pictures, and don’t know how to take good pictures; I don’t have much interest in photographic area.

The photographic is already in everywhere of our life. Everyone can tell the different story by looking at the same photo; everyone has the different views of the photo. Photographic makes the different kind of world. A photo can also have an interesting story behind it, the best photo can tell more than one story line. The photo could also help the police to arrest he crime.

Photographic has always been an important part of human technology; photo makes the video possible. A photo can also prove what actually happened; but as technology improved, it could also be fake; If the photo is fake, there will be a way to find it out. Now, people use photoshop to fix the photo and make it look better.

The talk was all about the story/people behind the photo. There’s lots of criminal in it. The criminal justice system can be transformed innocent citizens into criminals, that is not good for the innocent people. Innocent people can be sent in jail because of the criminal justice system failed to recognize the limitations of replying on photographic identifications. The photography can help the police but it could also be some mistake in it.

Take a photo that have a long story for it is not easy, and if the people found it, it could see some of the detail of it and tell the story for others.


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