It highlights how picture stories began and gives examples of picture essays and their effect in raising societal awareness on issues afflicting them. It also gives examples of two photographers and their styles to evaluate picture composition and its effects. It further gives an appreciation for this topic showing its relevance to the modern society in resolving disputes and championing universal freedom and protection of human rights. Thesis statement Picture stories, picture essays and photojournalism have led to and still contributing to societal change due to the emotional responses they evoke among the audience. In analysing this thesis statement, we take a look at great photographers whose work has contributed to a global awakening because of how they capture the audience. From the medieval times, the world has been faced with many challenges including wars, hunger and social unrests. Religious and ethnic segregation is still being practised in some nations that have not entrenched freedom for every citizen in their constitutions. Photojournalist like Bruce Davidson has used pictures to highlight the evolvement of Brooklyn gangs and civil rights movements in America. Picture stories Use of picture stories began in early 20th century with increasing global wars and related catastrophes going on at the time. A photographer could make an arrangement of pictures in a continuous and logical order that can easily be followed by the audience; this is to make them interpret the message being passed. During this period, there were also family issues cropping up due to factors such as increasing drug abuse and alcohol uptake during the ‘rock and roll’ age. This led to domestic violence and related consequences that destroyed family units and social fabric. There were freelance photographers who documented these times driven by the need to influence citizens’ and decision makers’ emotions for the society to be restored to its former peaceful self. This was coupled with improvements in the field of photography which led to development of smaller cameras with good picture quality in terms of texture and other picture elements. The need for in-depth observation of particular topics was as a result of the frequencies with which these societal issues came up. It is only through agenda setting, by any form of media, that awareness is created which eventually results to enactment of legislations to protect other potential victims. The most compelling photo essay of this century is the Japanese Tsunami shots taken by The Getty Images photographer, Yomiuri Shimbun and others. These were photos showing the destruction and power on the catastrophe. One picture has a boat on the roof of a storey building; this depicts the magnitude of the tsunami (Shimbun, p. 41). These pictures caused emotional responses among the global community with many countries contributing towards rebuilding Japan to restore its affected citizens to normalcy. I was also moved by these pictures as I saw a number of cities drowned within the Japanese Eastern coastline. Picture essays As earlier established, picture essays are centred on a single theme that the photojournalist wants to pass across. These pictures by Todd Drake depict Muslims as people who want to live with other faiths in harmony and every member of the community, including women, contribute to overall development. The first one has an original by-line that
Name Tutor Institution Subject Code Introduction A photo-essay is an arrangement of pictures in an order that conveys meaning or elicit emotional reactions among the audience. Some of these essays are purely photographic but arranged in a sequential order while others have captions or small texts added to augment the pictures…
rthquakes" "How solar power works - Spain's solar array" "How climate change is affecting the world's oceans" Cultural background Personal interest: American Academic subject: What does being American mean Possible academic topics: "The American Dream is a myth" "America is number one - not really" "America is not a melting pot" Part 2 Many people remain suspicious about digital photography because of the ease with which photos can be manipulated, but this aspect of photography hasn't really changed since its earliest days.
Conan Doyle’s stories “Man with the twisted lip” and “The speckled Band” were truly the products of their time. They illustrated the moral, and world, view of the Victorian society with regard to women and crime. A woman as a fierce criminal went against the thoughts of the Victorian Era and Conan Doyle.
It is necessary to stress that Conan Doyle’s stories are not real, although there are some characters taken from everyday life. For example, the character of Sherlock Holmes was created by the author not by chance. However, still Conan Doyle’s Sherlock Holmes Detective Stories are analyzed by critics as fictional ones.
Conan Doyle was definitely the product of the cultural atmosphere and surrounding he lived in. His depiction of women as mostly negative and passive characters in the Sherlock Holmes stories clearly illustrates the Victorian concepts of domesticity. However, this was not the only way Conan Doyle presented women; he also portrayed a few as outlaws, but only in those ways which were digestible by the Victorian mind.
It is necessary to stress that Conan Doyle’s stories are not real, although there are some characters taken from everyday life. In any case, these stories are very valuable because their mystery plots describe the cultural details which really existed when Conan Doyle was working at his well-known stories.
There are certain persons who went on to influence world events to such a large and profound extent their influence extended beyond their lifetimes. People who influence human events in various areas such as politics, science, and religion are just examples of these people whose thoughts garnered for them significant numbers of followers.
nded by alluding to the fact that he found it more comfortable since it had been a routine for his parents to read him bedtime stories in his bedroom. He claimed that the bedroom was more conducive for him in that the bedroom window faced the fields. This, he claimed, caused
However, there are some problems, which being quite important, did not achieve much attention from the corporate mass media. The aim of this work is to reveal such stories and analyze them, represented their importance
In the next pages, three stories are discussed to illustrate this perspective and how the authors had used literature to advance their own ideas about how people should live their lives. The three authors are famous in their own right and they are Ernest Hemingway in “Hills