Does digital photography put us in greater control of the world of images, or make us more vulnerable to them? Start by defining, for yourself, what digital photography means (not what it is), both for the photographer and the viewer. Refer to Susan Sontag’s ideas about photography—about why we take photographs, about how they allow us to control/capture the world, about what makes photography an art, and about the photographer’s relationship to the “shot” object. Many of her ideas are surprisingly relevant to digital work, but of course digital control of images brings up other issues, too. Think about this: what are the ethics of air-brushing braces out of a high school graduation photo?

two to three pages double spaced. The idea has to be good. That’s what they value the most. Can’t just be a general paper.