Each of the following questions 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 have changed; they have become physically flimsier as they
have become more technologically sophisticated. Daguerre produced pictures on copper plates:
today many of our photographs never become tangible things, but instead remain filed away on
computers 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 and video recorders and they expect to see the results of 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.
(1) Yet, despite these technical developments, photographs still remain powerful because they are
reminders of the people and things we care about.
(2) Images, after all, are surrogates carried into battle by a soldier or by a traveller on holiday.
(3) Photographs, be they digital or traditional, exist to remind us of the absent, the beloved, and the
(4) In the new era 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.
(5) Anyway, human nature being what it is, little time has passed after photography’s invention
became means of living life through images.