The camera has a strong impact on our society. It has changed the lives of the people in a number of ways. People now have option to save their most cherished memories in the form of pictures and videos. Not only that but pictures have become a necessary tool to identify people as they are now used on ID cards, passports and all other official documents.
The camera changed American society because "a picture is worth a thousand words." Many of the famous people would take pictures of little kids in factories and show people what it was like to work in such a harsh enviorment. The camera was also used to make advertisements and other things that people needed to represent.
They didn't have to draw paintings now they have to take the picture...