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Francesco Jodice Crossing http www mep-fr org evenement francesco-jodice Crossing

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Keen observer of human movements, Francesco Jodice provides an atlas of behavior penetrates the spirit of the place." (European House of Photography, 2006)

The technique of timing and anticipation is the most important technique for Jodice with this picture because of his desire to keep the focus on one fixed point. He had to wait for the right time to capture the subjects as well as figure out ahead of time which ons to wait for. Perhaps in his thinking he sought to search for people with similar colored tops. The extended version of the "crossing" pictures shows a woman with a dark blue tank top similar to the "25" man. And the man in white is far off to the end distanced from everyone else.

In photographic situations such as in the photo, where one has minimal to no control or influence of any of the elements in the frame besides the composition and exposure, timing hands down is the one thing the photographer has in control. In order to get the timing right, the photographer must visualize as well as estimate the potential for a desired frame. Imagining what frames would be put together to achieve the desired…… [Read More]

Works Cited:
European House of Photography (2006). Francesco Jodice - Maison Europeenne de la Photographie. Retrieved from 

Fotografiaitaliana (2013). FRANCESCO JODICE | Fotografia Italiana. Retrieved from
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Galactic Center in Infrared

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Galactic Photo

This image is of the galactic center, which is the center of the Milky Way. The photograph is taken using infrared light, which changes the appearance of dust particles so that they do not obscure the image. As Wright (2003) points out, the universe is filled with dust, which tends to block the light being emitted from light-giving objects like stars. The composition of most galactic dust includes carbon, silicon, and oxygen (Wright, 2003). The dust can grow in molecular clouds, and are created in the atmosphere of red-giant stars that are cooling off (Nemiroff & Bonnell, 2006).

Infrared allows the exposure of rays that are beyond what the naked eye can see. These rays are beyond or below the red part of the color spectrum, which is why the technology is called "infrared." Below infrared rays are microwave and radio waves. Although not visible to the human eye, rays in the infrared spectrum are "reflected, refracted, absorbed and transmitted just like visible light," and can therefore be captured by special cameras, lenses, or filters ("Discovery of Infrared," n.d.). Used in this photograph, infrared photography allows for the capture of the galactic center and additional elements like the…… [Read More]

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Revisiting Erving Goffman

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Applying Goffman to Modern Advertisements

Goffman and Gender Commercials

Goffman contends that the selection of commercial pictures in advertisements is intentional and serves a specific agenda that is not in service to consumers' well-being or natural interests. He argues this facet of culture is ripe for analysis with respect to topics such as sexuality, gender, power, the means of production, and social reality, among others. His strongest assertions concerns how analysis of the selection of commercial pictures reveals keen insights when comparing them to behavioral practices as experience in everyday interactions. Goffman grounds his hypotheses in concrete methodological practices, with primary aims to locate and define discovery, proof, and presentation. Grounding is his research in established methodology keeps opposition from arguing that his findings and conclusions are wild-eyed, paranoid theories that undermine American culture or the American way of life. He claims that the kind of analysis he proposes can be performed by the most naive or the most sophisticated consumer.

2. The Analysis

A. The name of the magazine is W. The issue is "The Big Fashion Issue" from September 2011.

B. Definitions & Categories:

a) The Feminine Touch (see pp. 29-31) -- The second advertisement in the…… [Read More]

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Architectural Analysis Unidentified Brick Building India

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Indian Architecture

In the photographs provided, the building's architectural context has quite obviously changed over time.

The oldest-looking photo of the three shows little development in the surrounding area, while the placement of trees on the building's immediate ground looks artful.

The other two photos are more recent, as one shows subsequent development in the area behind the building.

One give a glimpse of a large white building whose twentieth-century style does not sit entirely harmoniously with the Victorian-seeming construction of the building under consideration -- and also shows broken windows visible in the main central tower.

The other photo displays recent blight and disrepair on a smaller building -- advertising posters, missing bricks and roof tiles -- although it's not clear whether this smaller building is part of the larger complex around the building under consideration.

One other noteworthy bit of context can be glimpsed in the oldest of the three pictures: at the far left is what appears to be a palm tree. Considering the style of architecture here, it is the only clue that we are not in Great Britain.

2. The photographs provided give the impression that the surrounding area around the building we are considering…… [Read More]

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Vermont Social and Natural Commentary in Black and White

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Vermont Photos

Vermont's rich cultural and environmental history is captured visually in black and white still photography. Each of these images offers a distinct glimpse or glance at Vermont life. Some images portray non-human subjects ranging from animals to landscapes to architecture. Several are macro, or close up, shots of Vermont's minutia. None of the images are portraits, which is significant because it allows the viewer to perceive Vermont without the added lens or filter of social life.

An image of a Pullman Car appears in green and fills the frame. The composition suggests movement, as the horizontal lines of the rail car and the tracks beneath it all move in the same directions. The original Pullman Palace cars were decorated ornately on the inside. Yet the viewer is invited to look inside at the big green Pullman Sunbeam, which rolled into Manchester in Spring of 2012 from South Carolina. The moving work of art suggests the continuity of cultures in the United States and the color is evocative of Vermont.

A series of black and white images adds an ironic twist to the naturally verdant hills that Vermont is famous for. The upper left image is of a peaceful…… [Read More]

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Spiritual Definitions in Palliative Care

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photo novellas to test the creative aptitude of nurses working in oncology and palliative care. Researchers asked how they defined spirituality and were told to select between four to six photographs out of a photo novella they captured from their work in the field to represent these feelings. The participants in the study included five female oncology and palliative nurses, all working within Atlantic Canada. Researchers claim that "these specialty areas of nursing were selected because of the life-threatening nature of patients' illnesses, end of life issues, and the associated need for spiritual care" (Burke & Evans, 2011). Essentially, nurses within palliative and oncology contexts do often help patients with spiritual care as patients prepare to deal with a variety of end of life issues. Ultimately, the primary purpose was then to test the spiritual aptitude of these nurses in a qualitative context, while also including an exploration of how they engaged in critical and creative thinking, which helps structure other roles for nurses in a variety of health care roles. Ethical procedures were guaranteed by asking for permission to use the nurses' photographs. Moreover, the study was first reviewed by the Ethics Committee board to ensure that there were…… [Read More]

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Peer Review Business

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feature photography as a core element of their businesses. This includes many forms of social media. The author outlines how major social media companies like Facebook have bought app companies that focus on images and photography specifically because of the value those companies offer. The author also discusses some of the start-ups that exist in this sphere.

The work was published in Fast Company, which is not a journal, but a publication that started life as a print magazine. The audience for Fast Company consists of people who are interested in business stories -- so investors, business people and business students. The audience for Fast Company would be interested in the article, because it provide insight into a common trait that some big success stories have, and then notes a number of smaller companies that bear this common feature as well.

The readers are the same as the audience. As noted, it is a business publication, once a major magazine but Fast Company has a strong online presence with this type of informational, but not analytical, business reporting.

4. The author is billed as being a reporter for Fast Company. According to her profile on the Fast Company website, she…… [Read More]

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Social Networking Sites Began in

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The primary target market for Facebook is between the ages of 22-34. The secondary target market is between 35-54.

The strengths are that it is addictive, has a clean layout is open platform and is a real-world network (unlike Myspace). It has relatively few weaknesses, other than low revenue per user. Threats are other social networking sites, instant messenger services and photo sharing sites. There are opportunities in new markets and for a more fully-integrated platform.

Through our ads we want to efficiently reach our target market so they become more aware of Facebook. We want to build familiarity with the site in a market that has not traditionally understood the benefits of social networking sites. The goals are more sign-ups and an increase in the frequency of visits to the site.

We intend to do this by partnering with party-planning sites that organize reunions, to convince them to leverage the power of Facebook. We will take photos at the reunions for posting on Facebook and plug this to the attendees. This will take place in a 30-city trial with the objective of increasing trial usage of Facebook amongst our target market. This brings Facebook to the market, rather than…… [Read More]

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Public Relations One of the

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Facebook is operating on the communication and social segment of the it industry. In this sense, it is offering a multitude of services to its clients, which include, besides the actual chat or forum-like services, photo and video sharing and, increasingly, the capacity to generate an entirely customized and personalized page for the user. From this point-of-view, we can identify primary competitors, competing in the social segment of the industry, but also secondary competitors, who focus on partial components, such as photo or video sharing.

In terms of the primary segment, the most important competitor that Facebook has is Myspace. Myspace has successfully benefited from being launched earlier so as to attract an additional 30 million users, ranking at 100 million users before Facebook's 70 million. Bebo and Blackplanet also provide important competition on the primary market, however, the ain competition is between Facebook and Myspace. Both sites try to diversify the portfolio of services they are offering their customers and determine an increase in their market share exactly through the additional services they provide.

In terms of secondary competition, Facebook competes with companies that offer part of the services Facebook has. One good example in this sense is…… [Read More]

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Small Business Plan for a

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The first segment is represented by other teenagers. They are most likely to want to buy products that have a social impact, such as t-shirts or mugs with photos of teenager activities. At the same time, they are also the greatest consumers of Internet products, so disseminating the product in an online environment, not only through Snappysnaps, but also through its own website.

The only potentially negative aspect of this fact is the idea that this category of consumers does not have a discretionary income, but is rather constrained by what money their parents are offering them. Another potentially negative element to be considered is the fact that the product competes with other teenage products with social impact.

A distinct other group of consumers are the teenagers' parents, from two different perspectives. First, they are likely to encourage an activity for the teenagers such as this business is. Second, they could be targeted for customized services, more expensive, such as particular photo taking (taking pictures at family parties, at other activities, of particular persons etc.).

V. Strategy and Implementation

The strategy will be based both through the sale of the product through the company's own website and through the sale…… [Read More]

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Crane Dear Sir for the

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Being old, she has spent a lifetime learning the intricacies of life, providing her with priceless wisdom. All this wisdom however has not prevented her from becoming a beggar in her old age. The girls in the picture are just beginning to be admitted into society, whereas society has finished with the old woman in the story, and thus she sits outside and begs where she only receives money from those not living in the vicinity.

This brings me to the connection points between the photo and the story. One important connection is the fact that the setting of the photo is an industrial school. Thus the setting is hardly luxurious. It is therefore easy to connect the rather drab setting of the industrial school with life in the street. The girls' clothing is also far from what one would expect a rich person to wear. There is thus a connection between the financial circumstances of the girls and the old woman. It is not hard to imagine that any of the girls may end up like the old woman when she has lived her life. It is all too easy for circumstances to deteriorate to the point where all…… [Read More]

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Marketing Plan to Everything There

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Each calendar at this point would cost $5.45

Developing costs for pictures taken with digital cameras will be approximately $75. This cost adds approximately $.04 per calendar Costs for placement of 1500 books in the library will be $8,175 + $3,270 (40% mark up) to total $14, 171 for calendars sold through the library calendars. Each calendar now $9.45 + $.04 for developing photos = $9.49. The remaining 500 calendars sold through other outlets such as the booth in a high traffic area of the Student Union Building; rented for $3/da y. The team determined to allocate rent for 20 days to total $60; which adds an additional $.03 per calendar of the 500, plus the $.04 for developing photos, which brings the cost for each of these 500 calendars to $5.52. The receipts for MUCs sold through the library for $20 each, as well as receipts for calendars sold through other venues are projected to be:

10.51 profit per calendar to total $15,76

7240 profit for 500

Sponsors Each team member will aim to fill 2 of the 12 pages in back of MCU with sponsors for coupons. Some sponsors may elect to advertise their services and/or products in…… [Read More]

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SWOT Analysis. (2007). Retrieved March 08, 2009 at
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Ontela Picdeck Case B 's Quantitative Part Looking

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Ontela PicDeck Case (b)'s Quantitative part.

Looking at the questions for the survey, it seems that several of these are particularly pertaining to segmentation identification and evaluation. This seemed to be questions such as Q2-4, which define the profile of the consumer in terms of his or her preference for taking photos with the camera. As such, these questions would likely determine the primary interest of the individuals who take photos with the camera: is it quality or is it a quick and easy transfer to the computer?

Q7 to 9 are also important because they define the primary destination of the photos once they have been transferred, allowing Ontela to determine the main purpose of the transfer and tailor its services to potentially better address this. Finally, Q12 and 13 are also essential for segmentation identification and evaluation, showing how much price matters in the final decision of the consumer. At the end of the analysis of the survey, one should be able to determine that the profile of the consumer is a price-sensitive client who prefers to use the camera to take photos if he can edit and crop them (just one example of a profile resulted due…… [Read More]

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Women vs Men Magazines Comparing Four Magazines

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Women vs. Men Magazines

Comparing Four Magazines:

What Society can Learn About Itself from Magazine Covers and Advertisements

Individuals today are constantly bombarded with information. This information comes from many sources, most common of which are television and the internet. Media, thus, controls many lives, in a sense, through its sharing of information and of course, various publications. Magazines and newspapers cemented their existence long ago, yet it is today that varieties have multiplied and information has become trivialized. One must recognize this when seeing the kinds of "news" that the media shares, and especially when analyzing the angle of such important information. Yet many newspapers and especially magazines have, in a way, become almost fragmented by their own biases, controlled by a need to specialize in order to sell copies. This is true of many men and women's magazines, where it is evident that certain photos and articles cater to a certain community. Thus, stories in this medium are presented in a light that is not always welcomed or beneficial. In order to further analyze these statements, one must look at some examples. Below, the essay will present four such instances, from two men's magazines and two women's magazines,…… [Read More]

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Book Roots by Alex Haley

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value of photo ID badges for employees from the standpoint of security. The writer examines the issues at hand and presents a logical argument about the topic. There were two sources used to complete this paper.

The memo stating that recommendations for employee photo badges should go out to all clients based on the study of ten companies is based on limited information. The information provided is not enough to be able to ascertain that the badges were the deterrent.

Upon examination of the proposal one can see that there are several areas of missing information regarding whether or not the photo badges were the actual cause of eliminating employee theft.

One of the first things that is missing is whether or not those companies had ever had a problem with employee theft in the past. The study says that there were ten companies in the study and that none of them had any employee theft. However, there is nothing that proves there was a problem with employee theft before the study began. The reader has no idea if the photo badges changed the situation or if it just remained status quo regardless of the badges or lack of badges.…… [Read More]

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Buyers Guide to Flatbed Scanners

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Buyer's Guide To Flatbed Scanners

Getting digital images is easy with a right scanner. Nowadays, printing productions and websites demand huge numbers of digital images for easy modification, interactive presentation, and professional look of their final products. A reliable and affordable scanner helps out the need both for home and corporation requirement. Among different types of scanner, there is a high preference for flatbed scanner for its working performance, size, and affordable price even for the lower consumer level.

Flatbed scanner incorporates speed and quality into one package. The most common purpose of buying a scanner is to scan pictures and small objects into digital files, and get a close resemblance of the digital image with its original picture. It means, a scanner should be able to identify and produce colors as vivid as the object or image. Clear image is important, as people need to modify, resize, adjust the color, or combine with other images for creative needs, without sacrificing the quality. Most flatbed scanners meet this purpose.

Before buying one, a customer needs to know what he or she wants to do with the scanner, how he/she will mostly use it, and the price he/she needs to pay…… [Read More]

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Individual and Group Skills Sydney

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Light police forces are usually meant to command heavy police forces, as it requires more muscle than brain in order to break a riot.

Considering that the group does not seem to be conveying a biased approach in regard to gender or skin color, it is likely that they focus on efficiency, rather than on discriminating. Their stance, the fact that most wear glasses and their facial expressions make it obvious that they want to look good in the photo.

A believes that the people in the photo are not actual police officers and that they dressed up in order to replicate a normal day in the lives of real policemen. She motivates her conviction by claiming that none of the ones in the group appear to know what they are doing.

She believes that there is a probability that the group does not consider black individuals to be equal, given that there are none in the photo. Even with that, she considers that these people are happy with their condition, as they are calm.

A considers physical strength to be essential in determining who is who in the police force, believing that the people who wear helmets and shields…… [Read More]

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Forcefulness Clarity Originality Line of Reasoning Use

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forcefulness, clarity, originality, line of reasoning, use of evidence, way of presenting the conclusion and persuasiveness. This inquisitive essay does not make use of any external source and the analysis is based on original thought pattern, ability to reason and the general knowledge. Towards the end, the paper also provides a good few suggestions in order to help better evaluate the argument's conclusion and to improve upon its cardinal elements that determine the effectiveness of an argument.


The aforementioned argument appears quite well reasoned. From the beginning until the end, it seems to be complete, authentic, well researched and rational. The theme of the argument addressing a debatable issue related to the corporate world is also well established. It reveals one out of many alarming aspects of organizations, organizational culture, the attitude of the employees, the changing rules and regulations, the remedial measures adopted by some companies and the resulting changes in the attitudes of the employees.

The opening line of the argument reveals that companies have faced the employee theft problem since eons. What it further reveals is that there are various organizations that have been affected by the employee thefts and therefore have taken expedient preventive measures…… [Read More]

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Social Realism and the Great

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His painting (social realism) called "Approaching Storm" is a remarkable portrayal of a man walking up a hill with a bucket of water and two donkeys waiting to be told what to do. In the distance is a menacing storm. The website (Twecht.tripod) says that this farm could possibly have been a beautiful place to live at one point in time…but now it is gray and windy…all life in the painting ceases to exist" (

Dorothea Lange

Dorothea Lange is among the best known of all the photographers and artists that contributed to the social realism movement during the Great Depression. Lange's most famous photograph, "Migrant Mother," shows a worried woman with two "tousle-haired children clinging to her, their faces turned away from the camera" (Wu, 2010, p. 1). A third child is asleep in the woman's arms. That photo -- taken in a migrant camp in California -- is in the Library of Congress, and is in many respects the iconic image from the Depression. Lange was born in 1895 and grew up in the suburbs of New York city (Hoboken, NJ), the daughter of an attorney who was a member of the "elite among Hoboken's middle class" (Wu,…… [Read More]

Works Cited:
Archives. "Portfolio: Dorothea Lange." Retrieved Dec. 7, 2010, from .

Illinois State Museum. "The Federal Art Project (FAP)" Retrieved Dec. 8, 2010, from (2010).
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Cardsmax Evidence That Would Be Available to

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Evidence that would be available to the police includes the documentation made in the case notes. (Pearson) explains that the information that would be available if the information is in fact present would include what has been observed at the crime scene. Had the suspects been seen, what crime was committed was there a motivation for committing this crime, who called the police, and were there any victims. The second question that would provide information is that of what crime was committed was stolen, what evidence exists, what statements have been made, what additional information would be needed. The scenario given gives light to some of the above questions that would be noted in the case notes. We know that three people were involved, it was a robbery in a computer store, the men were masked, and there was a third man whom was the driver. There was a witness that was able to see the license plate, which was reported. Lastly, there were fingerprints of the defendants on the vehicle.

One of the primary things discussed in the book explain that one of the most important things to do with evidence is to insure that proper documentation has…… [Read More]

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Red Color News Soldier Questions

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5. I was surprised at the idiosyncrasies of Zhensheng's self-portraits. His stance and defiant expression shows that China was not ideologically homogenous at the time. People like Zhensheng found a way to express dissent and anger, even if they often faced repercussions for their brave actions.

6. The Cultural Revolution was not fully extinguished until 1976, after a prolonged power struggle within the Chinese government. This illustrates the vulnerability of ordinary people's lives in a dictatorship: one minute it was 'counterrevolutionary' to support certain politicians, like Deng Xiaoping, and then, not so long afterwards it was considered patriotic to support Deng.

7. The role of women was surprising -- in the countryside, women were often required to labor as hard as their male counterparts, including pulling wheelbarrows to irrigate a field.

8. Early on in the Revolution, children supported the actions of the People's Liberation Army. This made me wonder if typical childhood and adolescent rebellion was articulated through political rhetoric -- dislike of teachers and older people was covered up by calling these individuals 'counterrevolutionary.'

9. Although many of his photographs were censored, Zhensheng's ability to photograph such negative images of the Revolution, such as the photographs of the…… [Read More]

Bauret, Gabriel. "About Li." Red Color-News Soldier. 2003. January 13, 2011. >
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How I Learned to Drive by Paula Vogel

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Perhaps one of the most famous pedophiles in literature was Humbert in Nabokov's masterpiece, the novel Lolita. If that novel shows the reader anything, it's that pedophiles, though monstrous and selfish, are anything but simple creatures. This is absolutely true and reflected in the play How I Learned to Drive by Paula Vogel as Vogel has created Uncle Peck, the uncle who molests the main character L'il Bit. Vogel works hard not to present Uncle Peck as an antagonist; she shows him as tremendously flawed, but intricate and compassionate and very attentive of his niece, L'il Bit, as she struggles to exist in an insensitive family where her needs to be nurtured aren't being met even remotely.

This lack of nurturing sets L'il Bit to be a prime target for the attentions of Uncle Peck. Much in the play is made about the size of L'il Bit's breasts as the spectator frequently observes other characters teasing her about their size or the heroine recalling incidences of unwanted attention. One of these recollections causes L'il Bit to remember a time when Uncle Peck asked her to pose for him during a photo shoot. The photo shoot acts as a very…… [Read More]

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American Experience Being Constructed in

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The father's naked chest underlines his raw, unprotected state and the lack of protection he can give his children.

A FSA portrait which resonates with the Grannan photograph can be found in the image of a work entitled Destitute pea pickers in California. Mother of seven children. Age thirty-two. Nipomo, California, 1936. The nearly emaciated woman cradles her chin in her face, looking slightly to the left of the photographer, just like the man in the Grannan photograph. Two of the mother's children bury their heads in each of her shoulders, but she looks away from them, as if she is too tired to give them any love. If it were not for the title of the photograph, it would be difficult to believe that she was their mother, given that she has no maternal tenderness in her eyes. The genders of the children are not even visible from the photograph because they are concealed by her face and shoulders. It is as if there is nothing she can do but turn away and rest her head in her hands.

What is so striking in the comparison of these photographs is the extent to which gender seems to be irrelevant…… [Read More]

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Graffiti An Anthropological Analysis Graffiti Is One

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Graffiti: An Anthropological Analysis

Graffiti is one of the oldest extant art forms: graffiti has been found on ancient monuments as well as on subways and billboards across the urban landscape of today (Alonso 1998: 3). The piece of graffiti I chose to use was a series of images inscribed on a No Parking sign. I found this piece of graffiti [URL:] on a common photo-sharing application known as 'Flickr' in which individuals share various photographs. This photograph came from a California-based photographer and was part of a photo-sharing ring of individuals who specialize in taking photographs of graffiti and street art. The impetus behind the group is to showcase graffiti as an interesting and legitimate art form.

Presentation of information

This particular piece of graffiti is instructive because it involves the desecration of a sign representing the law. The law specifically tells the viewer not to do something -- that there is 'No Parking' in the area. In defiance of this, the artist or artists use words and images of a personal nature to render this sign into a political, anarchist statement by showing the power of the individual to make a mockery of the generic-looking sign. The…… [Read More]

Alonso, Alex. "Urban Graffiti on the City Landscape." Street Gangs. Presented at Western

Geography Graduate Conference, San Diego State University. 14 Feb 1998. [9 May 2012]
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Sheikh Majed Al Sabah Was Born Into

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Sheikh Majed Al Sabah was born into royalty. He is the grandson of the 10th Amir of Kuwait as well as the nephew of the current Shaikh Sabah Al Ahmad Al Jaber Al Sabah. Thanks to the fashion entrepreneurship and style of Sheikh Majed, Kuwait has become a leading fashion capital of the middle east. His journey into the fashion world began with Villa Moda and brands like Gucci, Ferragamo, and Prada, amongst others and currently 21 Carrots and TFK (The Fragrance Kitchen). The Fragrance Kitchen is a fragrance house based in Kuwait that houses a mixture of scents inspired by Sheikh Majed's memories of his beloved grandmother.

With a nickname like "Sheikh of Chic," given to him by Times Magazine, one would expect a larger than life man with a big persona. When interviewing him, I could see that was far from the truth. Sheikh Majed is the most humble and down to earth person. He is brilliant and eloquent. His words are to the point. I was surprised he took the time out to chat.

His Instagram is @MajedAlSabahKuwait and is where I came in contact with him. His instagram account is filled with inspiring and beautiful pictures…… [Read More]

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Hollyhock House and Site Integration

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One typically does not consider the floral designs required by Barnsdall to be a good match for the harsh lines and square angles used in house.

In order to accommodate the needs of the design and those of the owner, Wright used hollyhocks and floral designs to help soften the harsh lines created by the concrete. This allowed the work to flow, rather than to bring out the contrast created by these two opposing elements. Contrast is the key to Wright's work. However, this is difficult ground from a design perspective, as one must be careful not to make the building seem out of place in the natural landscape. Consider the following photo and the contrast between the concrete walls set against the rolling green hills in the background.

Photo Credit: Christy Rogers, 1998

This is an excellent example of how lines were used to contrast and draw attention to the natural landscape, rather than acting as a separate element. Notice how the angle of the top edge of the roof closely matches that of the hills in the background. This is a typical design feature of Wright's work and the central reason why his buildings appear to be a…… [Read More]

Friends of Hollyhock House. Hollyhock House (1921). Accessed December 11, 2007.

Galinsky. Hollyhock House: Los Angeles. Accessed December 11.
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Visuals the First Image Appears

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In this image a large group of Pakistani people are in a mob/protest that is clearly against the United States, most likely relating to the U.S.'s use of Pakistan in conducting its war against the Taliban in Afghanistan. This is known because at the center of the group is a large, upside down American flag being burned and the surrounding individuals cheering in support.

Within this crowd are numerous cameras and video recorders capturing the flag burning, showing that the act is being done not for the individuals at the event but for the effect it will have on the individuals watching its portrayal through video, photos and news. If this image was not broadcast, then it would have a limited effect as its message would be only conveyed to those who already support the group's cause. However, by taping it and broadcasting it, it can be viewed by a larger audience and have a recruiting effect.

In other words, without the cameras the event is insignificant and ineffective but with the cameras it becomes a successful publicity stunt.

If the image was a close up of the burning flag, it would still have a powerful effect, but its context…… [Read More]

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Networking Solution Many Different Technologies

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Unauthorized users will be prevented from connecting to the network by WPA, therefore it is not necessary to control access to DHCP. Access to the DHCP port from the public Internet will be blocked by the firewall's configuration. To provide a firewall controlling remote access to the network services, the desktop computer will run netfilter, configured using the graphical Firestarter front end.

All the computers will offer Secure Shell (SSH) services using OpenSSH server. SSH provides secure remote control and file access even over an unsecured network. Ubuntu's default Gnome desktop environment provides the ability to access remote files over SSH using the same graphical file browser used for local files. FreeNX will be installed on the desktop computer for remote access to graphical applications. Clients for the NX protocol exist for all major computing platforms, allowing for good performance from desktop applications over any broadband connection. The firewall may be configured to restrict SSH access to specific remote IP addresses to prevent arbitrary users from attempting to gain access.

Both the laser and photo printers will be connected directly to the desktop computer. Printing services will be provided over the wireless network to the laptops using the Common Unix…… [Read More]

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Moma the Shaping of New

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" (MoMA, p. 7)

This conceptual shift is ongoing throughout the series of photos and photography-based works displayed in the exhibition. For instance, a great deal of emphasis in many of the early works in the exhibition is placed on the details and features of industrialization. A good example is the series from 1927 by Charles Sheeler, which offers a panorama of the more mechanized features of metropolitan life such as with Criss-Crossed Conveyors, River Rogue Plant, Ford Motor Company. Empty of human life by teeming with the productive output of human ingenuity, this photo captures a particular dynamic of the human experience during the era of industrialization.

By contrast, the slide-show organization of Helen Levitt's Projects: Helen Levitt in Color, shows the quirky randomness of metropolitan life in the post-industrial landscape of the early 1970s. The forty slide presentation employs the medium to preserve the idiosyncratic but mundane moments of human life that the camera previously ignored in favor of larger moments.

In addition to the content of this slide-show, the display techniques in use demonstrate the care and variance attended to the exhibition by the museum. Lighting and framing were critical to ensuring both a useful historical narrative…… [Read More]

Museum of Modern Art (MoMA). (2012). The Shaping of New Visions: Photography, Film, Photobook.
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Flame Arrives at City Hall

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The claim is organized by showing a single photograph. There were no correspondents listed. ("Good Reasons") ("Olympic Ring")

What is the medium and genre?

The medium is from an online news organization called ITN. It appears as both a still photograph and a video. The genre is a single picture. It is illustrated is through a new event that is occurring. ("Good Reasons") ("Olympic Ring")

What appeals are used?

The photographer represents themselves as a member of a major news organization. There is no authority other than the assumption that they are an expert. However, this helps to build upon the belief that the information they are providing to the audience is accurate. The logos are being represented through direct observation and by watching the activities of the people on the boat with the flame. The pathos is to invoke an emotional response such as national pride and awe. ("Good Reasons") ("Olympic Ring")

How would you characterize the style?

A formal style is used to represent the images. There are no metaphors that are utilized. This is because a single still photo is represented. ("Good Reasons") ("Olympic Ring")


In the picture, the photographer is showing a sense of history…… [Read More]

Olympic Ring. 2012. ITN News. London.

Good Reasons, n.d.
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Targeting Different Audiences Three Advertisements

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Purchase the cologne and the male wearer will instantly become like the man in the advertisement, the picture suggests -- or your boyfriend or husband will become like the man in the advertisement. Of course, written out directly, this statement sounds absurd. This message is conveyed in a subtle fashion, through subtext and visual suggestion rather than overtly.

Cologne is not a functional product: it is not strictly a 'necessity.' Any additional cost demanded by the manufacturer is based upon the intangible aspects wearing it conveys to the viewer. Rather than practical attributes (even a cream like Oil of Olay has a certain, specific use it must fulfill -- no matter how well-marketed, it is unlikely to be purchased unless it actually helps the wearer's skin) a cologne's appeal is almost completely based upon the wearer's self-image and the image he wishes to project. The image of the man is much more prominent than the actual image of the cologne, which is relegated to the side of the advertisement.

The watch advertisement, in contrast, must unite some sense of functionality and image, given that the likely purchaser wants a product that can tell time but also projects a certain image…… [Read More]

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Waiting Room Some Years Ago I Happened

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waiting room some years ago I happened upon a National Geographic magazine with an article on some Caribbean island, but what most interested me were the fantastic photos of the beautiful island. Inside this magazine were images of pristine blue waters, beautiful beaches and jungles, and people that seemed to be living in paradise. Perhaps this is what first sparked my interest in photography and my dream of traveling the globe as a photographer. But great photographers are not simply made, it takes a great deal of hard work and education to become great. Therefore, if I am to reach my goal of becoming a photographer, I need to immerse myself in the primary education of such a field and am applying for admission to Kean University in the hopes of furthering my professional ambitions.

Education has always been very important to me, and something that has been supported by my family. I take my education very seriously, and have chosen to apply to a school with a great reputation like Kean University. If I am to accomplish my objective of becoming a photographer, I will need a proper education; which is the cornerstone of a successful career. With a…… [Read More]

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Archival Mission and Practice How Does the

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Archival Mission and Practice

How does the primary mission of the archives (institutional vs. collecting) affect archival practice (acquisitions, processing, preservation, reference, etc.)?

Historical organizational records often have continuing value to an organization. They may provide evidence of an organization's existence, practice, operations, and day-to-day functions (Fruscian, 2011). One of the key elements in establishing a successful archive is to define its mission or purpose. An archive's mission is often impacted by institutional variations; however, in general the goal is to collect, evaluate, describe, and offer historical records of value to an institution (Cross, 1997). The core elements of the mission include what the organization decides to collect and a definition of the audience the organization serves (Cox, 1998). Archives make legal, fiscal, administrative and proprietary records accessible and help preserve that data which has operational significance to the institution (Maher, 1992). Members of the organization and the larger community are afforded a historical education through comprehensive and thorough archival collections.

There is a great deal of work that goes into the creation and maintenance of a successful archive. It is often best have the over-arching mission approved and documented, as well as taking the necessary steps to secure a…… [Read More]

Cox, R.J. (1998). Access in the digital information age and the archival mission: The United States. Journal of the Society of Archivists, 19(1), 25.

Cross, J. (1997). Archival Reference. Reference Librarian, 26(56), 5-25. doi:10.1300/J120v26n56_02.
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Black and White Monochrome

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Grace Taylor

Intro to Digital Photography

The Landscape of Vermont in Black and White

I have had the wonderful fortune of being able to live in Vermont for most of my life. The splendor of the landscape is what first motivated me to pick up a camera over thirty years ago and endeavor to capture its beauty to tell a story. My photographic images are an extension of the world in which I grew up and live in today.

The images in this portfolio of Vermont are in black and white. I chose this medium because for me, black and white, or monochrome photography, comes naturally. When I am photographing, I try to look at how I can use the light, shadow, and composition to capture the character that black and white photography has to offer.

Having both black and white in a shot is important, but just as important is to have a wide gradient of the grayscale. The presence of a variety of grays adds depth and added vibrancy to photographs. Catching these grays is, again, a matter of proper exposure and making sure I did not wash out the grays with too much white. In all…… [Read More]

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Gender Studies and Feminism

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Abjection of the Body & Cyborg Jewelry Design

The examples of jewelry located and examined for the purposes of this paper align with the definitions and ideas of the authors that contextualize the conversation. (Refinery 29, 2012) Notice how both of the models are positioned side by side, which immediately prompts the audience, viewer, or consumer to compare and contrast. Though their precise background are unknown, it is presumed that both models are Caucasian. Both models have short brown hair. The models do not closely resemble each other, yet there are similarities in the thickness of their lips, the subtlety of their cheek bones, and the composition of the product photos. Viewers are meant to draw more similarities between the models than highlight the differences.

Though we presume that one model is male and one model is female, their similarity highlights their androgyny, their lack of gender or the blurring of gender. The authors may refer to this as post gender. With a quick glance, either model could be either gender or both at once because we cannot see their bodies. Confusion or diffusion of gender is implied in the composition of this photo. This may be what the…… [Read More]

Creed, B. 1993. The Monstrous-Feminine: Film, feminism, psychoanalysis. Routledge, London.

Haraway, D. 1991. A Cyborg Manifesto. Simians, Cyborgs, and Women: The Reinvention of Nature, Routledge, New York.
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Martha Rosler

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photographic work of Martha Rosler. The writer focuses on how the various photographs depict the 20th century. The writer discusses the use of color, light, image and idea to illustrate the picture painted of the 20th century by Rosler.

United States artist Martha Rosler has worked to provide a cataloged version of the spaces and moods of 20th century hearts and minds. She worked through her travels with a camera and shot things that she believed were representative of heart of America. The pictures tell stories that branch off into ideas of their own with the light and the images that are portrayed in them. The combination of people and objects blend a sense of surreal images so that the viewer can either focus on the literal image or the more abstract idea that is born from the idea. There were many photographs over several decades that the artist used to later provide the world with a collage of the 20th century, and the collage is a historic collection for the future as well.

Martha Rosler

To understand where the artist was coming from when she clicked the camera over the years it is important to understand a little…… [Read More]