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- Photography is often associated with factual reporting. The camera, however, records only one point of view, and that can be edited quite easily today. Photographers choose which pictures to take and which to ignore. Editors select only a few images to print. Governments can control the presss access to events and thus influence coverage, as happened in the early 1990s during Operation Desert Storm. Is the news factual? Is art factual? Cite some examples to support your argument.
Art changes hands by legal means of purchasing artwork and by illegal means of acquiring through unethical ways during archaeological digs and during times of war. Artwork acquired by these means that are cited in the text include the Moctezumas Headdress and other Aztec valuables taken by the Spaniards; the dissemination of Egyptian treasures taken by the ancient Romans, Napoleon, and the British; Greek treasures taken by the British; and Nazis taking works from Jewish collectors during WWII. This controversy has been addressed in recent issues of art magazines. Discuss both sides of the issue. Who are the current owners of the art? Why was the art taken? Was it taken through legal or illegal means? Who should be the rightful owner? Research sites like the Association of Art Museum Directors on the idea of provenance research in determining the rightful owner.