Yogi & Rubberplant
This is a photo from the “60 from the 60s” exhibit at the George Eastman House. It illustrates a point that is made in the Sturken & Carwright reading. The reading states, “the notion of photographic truth hinges on the idea that the camera is an objective device for the capturing of reality, and that it renders this objectivity despite the subjective vision of the person using the camera.” This photo illustrates the idea that the photo is exactly as the camera captured it, however the photographer clearly had his/her own intentions when framing the photo. It also, makes the viewer wonder if the photographer purposely staged the person and the plant in this way to create a comparison/relationship between the two. Or were the two subjects of this photo naturally positioned next to each other without any outside direction. Either way, the camera is still objectively capturing what was in its field of view.