Re: How Images Think

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This was an interesting piece to read. I agreed with the argument being made. Images do connect people. They are a form of communication. This made me think of the phrase “a picture is worth a thousand words”. Just one picture can tell so many different stories.

In one section of the chapter, the author focuses on the journalistic aspect of images. These images are used to tell a story in which words would do no justice.

The author asks these questions:

  • What are the formal properties of images designed to “represent: the flow of relationships among a variety of events are classified as newsworthy?
  • How do images changes when they move beyond boundaries of convention and standards of artifice?

I can remember the picture of Emmett Till. That picture spoke in so many ways that a typical news story couldn’t.


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