THE METADATA SERIES: DEPOL – Description

The description element for the DePol collection was, topographically, almost the exact same as the one for the Football collection; however, in practice it was a very different experience in indexing.

I think what lead to this the most was the fact that the DePol collection items were “whole” in a way that the football images where not. Or in other words, the camera lies. The DePol images have an intellectual intent to their form, they are meant to be the way that they are. This is not to detract from photography, which is as true an art as anything, but the sports images are snapshots, literally and figuratively, of a continuous event. So the determining the context of the football images was more challenging, to say the least.

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