What We Want
Photography Changes What We Want
Photography powerfully shapes our needs and expresses desire. Images and commentaries examine photography’s role in advertising, beauty, celebrity, consumer culture, entertainment, evidence, fashion, food, imagination, privacy, public relations, real estate, sex, spectacle, style, and truth.
Photography changes social and cultural hierarchies
By Carol Squiers
Carol Squiers, writer, editor, and curator, explores how a quest for “perfection” reveals some of the ways photography has been used to support and popularize eugenics.
Photography changes the face of terrorism
By Bruce Hoffman
Bruce Hoffman, internationally recognized expert on terrorism, reflects on what images captured by security cameras reveal about the changing face and practice of terrorism.
Photography changes how we shop
By Paco Underhill
Paco Underhill, expert on shopping behavior and global consumer trends, suggests some reasons for photography’s extraordinary impact on visual merchandizing and the shopping experience.
Photography changes the struggle for racial justice
By Maurice Berger
Photography changes our desire for celebrity and glamour
By Amy Henderson
Photography changes every day objects
By Daile Kaplan
Photography changes our relationship to gardens and plants
By Irene Jeruss
Photography changes what we are willing to believe
By Hany Farid
Photography changes our awareness of beauty and hope
By Robert Adams
Photography changes the places and scenes we have access to
By David Haberstich
Photography changes what and who we desire
By Lois W. Banner