Coloring the Past
In the years before 1960, before color photography became mainstream, photos were done exclusively in black and white. Although beautiful and glimpses into the past, without color to the modern eye, it is difficult to image these things actually happened or are even real. Thanks to the advent of Adobe Photoshop and other computer editing tools, modern artists like Dana Keller and Jordan Lloyd have used these programs to bring the past to life! This is a controversial topic amongst photographers, artists and historians today. Some argue that we should leave the past as the past, intact and pure as it is in black and white, while other believe adding color to these images does not take away from the original, it serves as a companion to it, enhancing the viewer's experience of the photograph.
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You are to colorize a minimum of 2 black and white vintage photos. They must be from before 1970. You can either bring in your own photo to scan and use, or choose a photo from the internet to colorize. It must include the following.