The range of cultural memory which draws on the mix and match of literacy, ethnographic and sociological degrees has an impact on the productive and inventive memory. In the form of memory, interpretation, and the other forms of remembering are taken which in related to the past. Memory that takes the form of remembering developed the work with photographs which is depicted to be convincing and productive. Memory works under the assumptions about the authenticity or the transparency is evident from a particular short. Memory works as a purposeful and conscious staging of history. Memory explores the extended and refined figure studied in the everyday uses of the ordinary photographs. Memory informs the interpretive performances that are looking and displaying at the albums of the photograph. Despite these differences of objectives and approaches, both are found in the shape of memory.
A photograph, besides being reminiscent of the joyous or remarkable memories of different situations, also acts as a means to understand individuals. One always tends to appreciate the opinions of others about one’s personality or any particular aspect of one’s character. In an almost similar way, in the case of photographs, one tends to regard those that are taken by others as a better way to understand how to present oneself to the society. In the case of family photographs, there is a scope for communication, an exchange between different cultures and maintenance of continuity in culture, thus giving an opportunity for better understanding of individuals. As an instance, a photograph from “The Family Camera” can be borrowed, where Barbara, a mother of two children is seen watching the Niagara Falls along with her own grandmother and two kids (Sartore and Healey 2008).
The bond between the kids and Barbara’s grandma is very well evident from the picture, as is the fact that the grandmother is engrossed in the remarkable view of the waterfalls. Therefore, more can be understood from the picture, and it also says a bit about the bond between the family members. In any photograph, the setting of the background, the body language of the subjects, and their temperament during the capture are some elements that can be understood. Each element is significant in one way or the other as it gives rise to memories and emotions.