This Reflection is based on the videos you viewed last week. Please write a 300-500 word reflection and post it on O-Space.



This is a conference by Michael Shaw on news and media images, from photojournalism to Instagram.

NOTE: the lecture ends at 54:00. The rest of the video is Q&A and you are not obligated to watch it.

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This short video discusses visual literacy from the perspective of different fields of study:

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These are three images by Yannis Behrakis for REUTERS. Reuters and The New York Times shared the Pulitzer Prize for breaking news photography for images of the migrant crisis in Europe and the Middle East.

Please PICK TWO of the three images and compare/contrast them, specifically discussing:

  • How do the two images portray the migrant crisis?
  • What kind of visual message is communicated?
  • What about symbolic and political meaning?

Try to keep in mind the COMPOSITION, COLORS and other elements discussed in class and in the homework assignments.

A Syrian refugee kisses his daughter as he walks through a rainstorm towards Greece’s border with Macedonia, near the Greek village of Idomeni, September 10, 2015. Image © REUTERS/Yannis Behrakis

An overcrowded inflatable boat with Syrian refugees drifts in the Aegean sea between Turkey and Greece after its motor broke down off the Greek island of Kos, August 11, 2015. Image © REUTERS/Yannis Behrakis

Migrants and refugees beg Macedonian policemen to allow passage to cross the border from Greece into Macedonia during a rainstorm, near the Greek village of Idomeni, September 10, 2015. Image © REUTERS/Yannis Behrakis.

 
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