With other locations or even both. Since

With the development of modern technology, cameras have now become an optical instrument for recording or capturing images, which can be stored locally, transmitted to other locations or even both. Since that, photography starts to appear as a common activity for people to play with and it is also one of the most outstanding factors to affect different countries with architectural style. The first thing that photo affect us is the cultural identity and personal characteristics, people nowadays are gradually losing their personal identity along with the development of photography. Secondly, through the spread of pictures around the world, it would be entirely possible for a certain architecture style to appear simultaneously in two countries. For example, if we compare the architectural style between America and Japan, it might be really shocking to notice that some buildings look quite similar. For these two countries, even though they share different culture and value, they can still have similar buildings, which is impossible before the invention of photography. Certainly, there are much more examples of showing how photography affect local characteristics in cities. Thirdly, a lack of preservation is also a contributing factor to the loss of regional identity, the loss of vernacular buildings can be caused by weak supervision by local government, the lack of education and the damage from tourists.The invention of internet and cinema which are based on photography is causing the loss of cultural identity and self-identity. For example, Marvel movie bring superhero concept into every family all over the world, the movie ‘spiderman’ becomes incredibly successful in Asia when it first came out.Nowadays, every kid in Asia has a dream of becoming an American superhero, the local “superhero” is being forgotten. Every coin has two sides, it is good that photography brought people variety and expand people’s field of view. However, on the other hand, it also disaggregates the culture and culture identity from local people. Besides, our personal identity is also affected, ever since the invention of the internet, people are more and more addicted to internet life rather than the real life. We regard ourself as some virtual characters on social media, we post photos of ourself, the food we eat or maybe just some random photos we take, all of these photos become a part of ourselves. However, people always want to show the good side of themselves, so photography and internet become a perfect tool to ‘ get rid of ‘ all the bad defects. In other words, everyone is building a new ” self ” through the internet. One perfect example would be the software Photoshop, photoshop was “originally innovated to show grayscale images on a monochrome display, and later on, developed into a full-fledged editing program”(wiki-photoshop), but it is now more considered as a tool for “skin whitening” or ” face lifting”.No wonder Photoshop is named to be an “unnatural” tool, it is hard to distinguish the truth behind a photo, in which can cause people to recognize themselves in a wrong way. From the article to what extent does photoshop affect society written by Nikol, it says, “Daily, we are bombarded by the appearance of “flawless” celebrities in television, advertisements, and commercials. This wrong perception of a perfect body has led to the creation of numerous campaigns that are fighting the use of Photoshop.’ It gradually becomes a habit and people get addicted to doing it.   Besides the culture and personal identity, the invention of different media also has an impact on architecture. Globalization and media are always connected, especially since the invention of the camera , people master the technology to disseminate and share their photos, which directly lead to the globalization all over the world, and the globalization is not only affecting the economy, but also has an impact on the style of architecture in various countries. For example, home insurance buildings in Chicago, the first skyscraper built in 18 centuries, which is also the first steel structure skyscraper in the world. Since that, architecture rises higher and higher. After people took the first photo of home insurance buildings, people who came from all over the world started to know that a building can be 40 meters tall. Since then, a trend of tall buildings began to spread.Nowadays, in the world’s major big cities, we can see hundreds of tall buildings with different shapes, the invention of photography make this happen.But on the other hand, cities are gradually losing their local characteristics due to these tall buildings.Cities look similar when you look from skylines, major cities like New York City and London, if we compare two photos between 1950 and 2010, there is a tremendous difference between the skyline, it is easy to distinguish which city is from the 1950’s, but it is hard to tell the difference from the 2010’s photo, which I assume that it is result of photography and globalization.Another example can be the famous architect Le Corbusier and German director Hans Richter, both of them used media to promote modernism in the 19th century. With the development of photography, it is the first time that modernism gets exposed to the modern society. Modernism is a new art and culture movement that aims to resist old stereotype. The promoter of Modernism suggests that old art , architecture and other forms of activities does not fit the new age.One example can be the famous villa savoye designed by Le Corbusier.Le Corbusier considers architecture as “a house is a machine for living in”. He emphases on the functionality in his article Une Architecture (Towards An Architecture) that” A house is a machine for living in. Baths, sun, hot-water, cold-water, warmth at will, conservation of food, hygiene, beauty in the sense of good proportion. An armchair is a machine for sitting in and so on.” The old culture elements are expelled from the design and a new kind of architectural style was born. However, it is not always good to be new, with the development of this new architectural style, local characteristics in every major city are facing an Extremely severe test.With the development of Modernism, local elements are gradually replaced, cities are losing their own characteristics and media, especially photography plays an inevitable part in promoting modernism.Besides that, Hans Richter uses film to promote modernism, which is also based on the foundation of photography.Die Neue Wohnung, one of his most famous films in 1930, is regarded as a ‘modernism promotion ‘ movie at that time.From the above examples, it is obvious to notice that photography and movie have played a significant role in globalization, and are still directly or indirectly influencing local characteristics.  Thirdly, the lack of preservation is also causing the loss of local characteristics.Nowadays, it is becoming increasingly accepted and evident that a lack of preservation has played a significant role as a contributing factor to the loss of regional identity. When talking about regional identity, vernacular architecture must be the most outstanding one. From the article why preserve and restore ?importance of saving historical monuments,the author suggests that”First of all, preservation and restoration plays a cultural role. Old buildings teach us about the history that happened before we were born and promotes the respect for those who lived in different times and different societies. Architectural monuments cultivate pride of our past and heritage making us unique in the world. For Paris is knows for the Eiffel tower, London for the Big Ben and etc. Historical structures bring character and the certain charm to the neighborhood that people live in.” However, year after year, a lack of preservation has seriously caused the loss of regional identity, which can be observed from various aspects. First of all, there might be a lack appropriate explanation of the importance on regional identity to both local residences and visitors, so people do not get insufficient information and consciousness of the significance to conserve the identity for certain regions, such as the representative architectures. In other words, it should be saved not only for the next generation but more important is to keep the specialty. However, to a certain extent, this phenomenon affects the government to offer financial support to protect the place, so it shows one aspect for a lack of preservation to the loss of regional identity. Secondly, tourism nowadays has been rapidly developed, especially within some new rural area with cultural characteristics, a lot of visitors are willing to experience something special and stay away from the rush of modern life. However, the development of tourism can have a bad influence on a place if it does not take account of safeguard to regional identity. For example, there is a village in China called Huang, it is famous for many ancient buildings and different historical sites. With an upsurge of rural tourism, the number of visitors continues to rise every year. On the one hand, it brings fame to the village, more and more people start to come to this place for vacations, which improves the level of local economy and living standard of local residences, but on the other hand, the original architectural style has damaged to varying degrees, because some visitors conduct themselves in an irresponsible manner and also they are lack of awareness to the protection of vernacular architecture, it is very obvious to notice that some walls of those buildings are left with sketched words, so after a long period of use, the lack of protection can also contribute to the loss of regional identity. Moreover, certain environmentalist states that “poorly planned, designed or located visitor facilities can have an adverse impact on the preservation of vernacular architecture.”(Heritage at Risk from Tourism) As we can see, regional identity has been considered as the fingerprint of generations, so the preservation and protection of regional identity should be a significant mission that must be undertaken by each generation.  In summary, the technology brings people countless benefits, but meanwhile, we can not ignore the harm it brings to society.No matter the cultural identity or the vernacular buildingsWith the development of modern technology, cameras have now become an optical instrument for recording or capturing images, which can be stored locally, transmitted to other locations or even both. Since that, photography starts to appear as a common activity for people to play with and it is also one of the most outstanding factors to affect different countries with architectural style. The first thing that photo affect us is the cultural identity and personal characteristics, people nowadays are gradually losing their personal identity along with the development of photography. Secondly, through the spread of pictures around the world, it would be entirely possible for a certain architecture style to appear simultaneously in two countries. For example, if we compare the architectural style between America and Japan, it might be really shocking to notice that some buildings look quite similar. For these two countries, even though they share different culture and value, they can still have similar buildings, which is impossible before the invention of photography. Certainly, there are much more examples of showing how photography affect local characteristics in cities. Thirdly, a lack of preservation is also a contributing factor to the loss of regional identity, the loss of vernacular buildings can be caused by weak supervision by local government, the lack of education and the damage from tourists.The invention of internet and cinema which are based on photography is causing the loss of cultural identity and self-identity. For example, Marvel movie bring superhero concept into every family all over the world, the movie ‘spiderman’ becomes incredibly successful in Asia when it first came out.Nowadays, every kid in Asia has a dream of becoming an American superhero, the local “superhero” is being forgotten. Every coin has two sides, it is good that photography brought people variety and expand people’s field of view. However, on the other hand, it also disaggregates the culture and culture identity from local people. Besides, our personal identity is also affected, ever since the invention of the internet, people are more and more addicted to internet life rather than the real life. We regard ourself as some virtual characters on social media, we post photos of ourself, the food we eat or maybe just some random photos we take, all of these photos become a part of ourselves. However, people always want to show the good side of themselves, so photography and internet become a perfect tool to ‘ get rid of ‘ all the bad defects. In other words, everyone is building a new ” self ” through the internet. One perfect example would be the software Photoshop, photoshop was “originally innovated to show grayscale images on a monochrome display, and later on, developed into a full-fledged editing program”(wiki-photoshop), but it is now more considered as a tool for “skin whitening” or ” face lifting”.No wonder Photoshop is named to be an “unnatural” tool, it is hard to distinguish the truth behind a photo, in which can cause people to recognize themselves in a wrong way. From the article to what extent does photoshop affect society written by Nikol, it says, “Daily, we are bombarded by the appearance of “flawless” celebrities in television, advertisements, and commercials. This wrong perception of a perfect body has led to the creation of numerous campaigns that are fighting the use of Photoshop.’ It gradually becomes a habit and people get addicted to doing it.   Besides the culture and personal identity, the invention of different media also has an impact on architecture. Globalization and media are always connected, especially since the invention of the camera , people master the technology to disseminate and share their photos, which directly lead to the globalization all over the world, and the globalization is not only affecting the economy, but also has an impact on the style of architecture in various countries. For example, home insurance buildings in Chicago, the first skyscraper built in 18 centuries, which is also the first steel structure skyscraper in the world. Since that, architecture rises higher and higher. After people took the first photo of home insurance buildings, people who came from all over the world started to know that a building can be 40 meters tall. Since then, a trend of tall buildings began to spread.Nowadays, in the world’s major big cities, we can see hundreds of tall buildings with different shapes, the invention of photography make this happen.But on the other hand, cities are gradually losing their local characteristics due to these tall buildings.Cities look similar when you look from skylines, major cities like New York City and London, if we compare two photos between 1950 and 2010, there is a tremendous difference between the skyline, it is easy to distinguish which city is from the 1950’s, but it is hard to tell the difference from the 2010’s photo, which I assume that it is result of photography and globalization.Another example can be the famous architect Le Corbusier and German director Hans Richter, both of them used media to promote modernism in the 19th century. With the development of photography, it is the first time that modernism gets exposed to the modern society. Modernism is a new art and culture movement that aims to resist old stereotype. The promoter of Modernism suggests that old art , architecture and other forms of activities does not fit the new age.One example can be the famous villa savoye designed by Le Corbusier.Le Corbusier considers architecture as “a house is a machine for living in”. He emphases on the functionality in his article Une Architecture (Towards An Architecture) that” A house is a machine for living in. Baths, sun, hot-water, cold-water, warmth at will, conservation of food, hygiene, beauty in the sense of good proportion. An armchair is a machine for sitting in and so on.” The old culture elements are expelled from the design and a new kind of architectural style was born. However, it is not always good to be new, with the development of this new architectural style, local characteristics in every major city are facing an Extremely severe test.With the development of Modernism, local elements are gradually replaced, cities are losing their own characteristics and media, especially photography plays an inevitable part in promoting modernism.Besides that, Hans Richter uses film to promote modernism, which is also based on the foundation of photography.Die Neue Wohnung, one of his most famous films in 1930, is regarded as a ‘modernism promotion ‘ movie at that time.From the above examples, it is obvious to notice that photography and movie have played a significant role in globalization, and are still directly or indirectly influencing local characteristics.  Thirdly, the lack of preservation is also causing the loss of local characteristics.Nowadays, it is becoming increasingly accepted and evident that a lack of preservation has played a significant role as a contributing factor to the loss of regional identity. When talking about regional identity, vernacular architecture must be the most outstanding one. From the article why preserve and restore ?importance of saving historical monuments,the author suggests that”First of all, preservation and restoration plays a cultural role. Old buildings teach us about the history that happened before we were born and promotes the respect for those who lived in different times and different societies. Architectural monuments cultivate pride of our past and heritage making us unique in the world. For Paris is knows for the Eiffel tower, London for the Big Ben and etc. Historical structures bring character and the certain charm to the neighborhood that people live in.” However, year after year, a lack of preservation has seriously caused the loss of regional identity, which can be observed from various aspects. First of all, there might be a lack appropriate explanation of the importance on regional identity to both local residences and visitors, so people do not get insufficient information and consciousness of the significance to conserve the identity for certain regions, such as the representative architectures. In other words, it should be saved not only for the next generation but more important is to keep the specialty. However, to a certain extent, this phenomenon affects the government to offer financial support to protect the place, so it shows one aspect for a lack of preservation to the loss of regional identity. Secondly, tourism nowadays has been rapidly developed, especially within some new rural area with cultural characteristics, a lot of visitors are willing to experience something special and stay away from the rush of modern life. However, the development of tourism can have a bad influence on a place if it does not take account of safeguard to regional identity. For example, there is a village in China called Huang, it is famous for many ancient buildings and different historical sites. With an upsurge of rural tourism, the number of visitors continues to rise every year. On the one hand, it brings fame to the village, more and more people start to come to this place for vacations, which improves the level of local economy and living standard of local residences, but on the other hand, the original architectural style has damaged to varying degrees, because some visitors conduct themselves in an irresponsible manner and also they are lack of awareness to the protection of vernacular architecture, it is very obvious to notice that some walls of those buildings are left with sketched words, so after a long period of use, the lack of protection can also contribute to the loss of regional identity. Moreover, certain environmentalist states that “poorly planned, designed or located visitor facilities can have an adverse impact on the preservation of vernacular architecture.”(Heritage at Risk from Tourism) As we can see, regional identity has been considered as the fingerprint of generations, so the preservation and protection of regional identity should be a significant mission that must be undertaken by each generation.  In summary, the technology brings people countless benefits, but meanwhile, we can not ignore the harm it brings to society.No matter the cultural identity or the vernacular buildings are, the old does not mean bad. Local characteristics and ancient buildings exist great wisdom that brings human a lot of inspiration. We need to be clear and honest to ourself what media bring us and what the advantages and disadvantages are.Meanwhile, it is also our duty to call for a preservation of vernacular buildings. are, the old does not mean bad. Local characteristics and ancient buildings exist great wisdom that brings human a lot of inspiration. We need to be clear and honest to ourself what media bring us and what the advantages and disadvantages are.Meanwhile, it is also our duty to call for a preservation of vernacular buildings.