(Answered) HUMN303N Week 6 Discussion: Photography and Cinema


HUMN303N Introduction to Humanities

Initial Post Instructions
For the initial post, address one of the following options:

Option 1: In the 19th century, the camera was a revolutionary invention, and many artists were concerned about the effect that photographs would have on the art world.

  • Did the invention of the camera change the arts? Why or why not?
  • Choose an artistic movement that you believe was influenced by the camera and discuss how the movement was affected.
  • Include at least one example of an artist and artwork in your response.
  • Include a statement from a current photographer or critic to support your points.

Option 2: In the 21st century, the smartphone camera changed the way we use and view photography. In addition, apps and social media have changed the way we share photography.

  • How has the invention of the smartphone camera changed photography?
  • How have apps and social media changed the way we share photos? Are they positive and/or negative changes? Explain.
  • Include a statement from a current photographer or critic to support your points.


It’s hard to come across someone that does not have a smartphone. Even my 85-year-old grandmother has one, not that she knows how to use it LOL! But even still, they’re a part of everyone’s life. I believe the only way photography has been changed because of the smartphone camera is that people are now able to take more pictures. It’s mentioned in the lesson that people will still usually hire a professional to capture the important moment but that for capturing everyday memories, they just grab their phones (Chamberlain College of Nursing, 2020). …..please click the icon below to purchase full answer at $5