This picture Dorothea Lange Migrant Mother Nipomo California North America (1936) was known as the best image of its time. This abstract picture presents different dimensions of a simple life. The technique used by the photographer is “realistic”. The photographer has focused on presenting the real expressions of the woman and children who were a migrant and were suffering through depressing time in those years. The aim of the photographer behind the picture could be presenting the feelings and emotions of the people who were suffering badly and this is the reason this picture presents realistic situation (Barnet 2002).
The second picture by the name of Café "Au Tambour" was taken by one of the renowned photographer i.e. EuGENE ATGET back in 1908. The picture has been taken from the Archives Photographiques of Paris. The picture thus reflects history of Paris i.e. they were very interested in the instruments such as drums (tambour), there were different signs of metal workers moreover showing the signs of the modern life with the help of distorted figures in the doorway of the café (Frizot 1999)2. Technique could be realistic or naturalistic. The picture has the realistic technique.
This document has not only more than one function but more than one ontology. The photograph was included in an album by the name of Enseignes ET Vieilles Boutiques De Paris. This album deals with the aspects of the modern life. It was sold to Bibliotheque National between 1910 and 1915. These albums were not placed in library files, in fact they were catalogued under the name do the photographer i.e. Atget as if they were published books. With this transfer for the archive to the book, the documents entered the new century. The professional viewers were considered as a general viewer. At this time or the history of the photography, the old hierarchies of the technical signs were upset. Thus, resulting in windowpane became the critical space (Frizot