The Impact of Photography in a Developing Economy
AbstractPhotography as an image–making process is not quite appreciated by
budding artists and professionals as an art form. This study is thus aimed at advancing photography as a versatile creative medium of expression and a veritable tool for research and skill acquisition for employment generation irrespective of one’s chosen career. A number of literatures were reviewed to elicit information about the subject content of photography which discussed the characteristics, types, phases in its historical development and its role in a developing economy. It is found out that photography is a potentially great creative art. In consequence, both professionals and amateurs are encouraged to take to photography not only as a recreative venture but as an employment generation medium for sustainable growth in a developing economy.
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