The following question has a paragraph from which the last sentence has been deleted. From the given options, choose the sentence that completes the paragraph in the most appropriate way.
Nevertheless, photographs still retain some of the magical allure that the earliest daguerreotypes inspired. As objects our photographs are change; they have become physically flimsier as they have become more technologically sophisticated. Daguerre produces pictures on copper plate; today many of our photographs never become tangible thins, but instead remain filed away on computer and cameras, part of the digital ether that envelops the modern world. At the same time, our patience for the creation of images has also eroded. Children today are used to being tracked from birth by digital cameras, video recorders and they expect to see the results are their poses and performances instantly. The space between life as it is being lived and life as it is being displayed shrinks to a mere second.
- Yet, despite these technical developments, photographs still remain powerful because they are remainders of people and things we care about.
- Images, after all, are surrogates carried into battle by a soldier or by a traveler on holiday.
- Photographs, be they digital or tradition, exist to remind us of the absent, the beloved and the dead.
- In the new area of the digital image, the images also have a greater potential for fostering falsehood and trickery, perpetuating fictions that seem so real we cannot tell the difference.
- Anyway, human nature being what it is, little time has passed after photography’s inventions became means of living life through images.