Imagine living in a world where the color of your skin mattered. The photograph I chose to analyze is one that struck me hard due to the harsh reality of our country 's past. This popular photograph often seen in textbooks is a result of segregation in American history. Captivating is one word I would use to describe the photo of a colored man drinking from a water fountain. The photograph is in black and white and helps magnify the importance this photo has today. We can look at this photograph from our past and for many years to come, try to answer the many questions of why segregation existed. The gross injustice in treating others of different races poorly will forever haunt American history and leave white Americans feeling humiliated.
I selected by Gordon Parks entitled, Red Jackson, Harlem, New York, it was taken in 1948. Gordon Parks, born November 30, 1912 in Fort Scott, Kansas. He happened to be the youngest of fifteen children born to Andrew and Sarah Parks. His mother taught him the virtues of hard work, dignity, and love, which led to his success. He became a filmmaker, a writer, and a composer, although he utilized a camera as his weapon of choice. The point that I found extremely interesting regarding Gordon Parks remains that not only was he multi-talented, but I feel like his struggles in his early life gave him the empathy needed to capture the struggles of others, in a way that make us look past the labels that society put on people.
1. The painting I chose is “Girl with a Pearl Earring” created by Johannes Vermeer. http://www.artble.com/imgs/8/8/c/218507/girl_with_a_pearl_earring.jpg
One artwork that I have chosen to write about is Harriet Tubman by Aaron Douglas. I have selected this artwork because I am drawn to its color. In addition, I have a strong admiration for the subject matter. Looking at this artwork relaxed me and made me feel at peace as I was emotionally hypnotized by the color green. Even after looking at this artwork for a prolonged period of time, my admiration for it did not change. This artwork seems to represent freedom and being at peace.
There are two reasons I chose this photograph depicting the momentous event of the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom. One reason is the March on Washington was considered as one of the most significant events in the history of our country. Held at the nation’s capital, it was the first televised march to have extensive coverage. Ever since I read about the march, I always desired to be a part of the movement, as it was pivotal to the passing of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, and would later provide momentum for the approval of the Voting Rights Act. Marching side by side with civil rights leaders and people
My artwork is the picture of the Yosemite national Park. The reason why I pick the
This is because these images bring awareness to issues of racism and ignite the urge in people to fight against these issues. When reading this article, I was reminded of Emmett Till and how his mother reacted to the cruel beating that his son was subjected to. After Emmett Till was brutally beaten, his body was swollen and his face was disfigured that he was only be identified by the initials on a ring on his finger. Although Emmett Till’s image was disfigured, his mother held an open casket for his funeral. Till’s mother wanted the world to see what his son was subjected to since his image was viewed by thousands of people. The photo was also photographed and published in newspapers and magazines. This is significant because it ignited a passion for the civil rights activists to fight against the racial injustices. This is why I think that showcasing the images of killings of black people is
Also, images explain the reality. When Emmett Till’s mother wanted the photograph of his corpse published, she knew that this image has a power that will affect the people from her race and the other race as well. The image showed Till’s face that had been tortured by the time of the civil right
The photographer I chose for my research paper is Mathew Brady. I chose him because he was a famed civil war photographer. And I believe his work is important to US history.
I chose “Trail of Tears (song)” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YP6NdCZpbbU&list=RDYP6NdCZpbbU#t=0 because everything about it would help paint a picture for those who maybe do not uderstamd how awful the Indians were treated or what the Trail of Tears actually was. The music adds detail, providing a sort of sadness. The words also played a role in painting the picture. It is about the Indians having to leave behind their traditions, their families bones buried in their land, and much more for some sort of “promise land” that whites had waiting for
The first picture I chose is the picture of the front of the school. I chose this picture because it is very familiar to the parents and so that they know beyond a doubt what school we are talking about. The second picture is a picture of a bulldog which is the mascot of the school “The Burkburnett Bulldogs” The third image I chose is the Hardin logo. I chose this because it has our schools motto on it “Hardin is College Bound!” and subtly lets the parents know what the goal of our school is all about. All three of these first images will go together as a whole to create a type of cover for the presentation as a whole.
The image I choose is a photograph titled, Mulberry Street, which was photographed by photographer Sid Grossman (1913-1955). As part of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, “Photographs from the 1940s and 1950s” collection, this photograph was captured in 1948. Grossman photography represents more of an everyday life in America vs. tradition photography. When you first glance at this photograph it seems like the main focal point is of a young boy probably around thirteen to fifteen years old at the fair but as you stair at the photograph a bit longer you notice the boys face is actually blurry. The way Grossman took this picture does remind me of a few photographs my parents took of my siblings and me living in the moment not posing for the picture and then come to realize the picture is blurry. The meaning of this image can represent by us living in a fast-paced society because yet we still need time to enjoy the moments.
The image I chose is one that shows black men embracing two white men at a black lives matter protest. The movement of black lives matter began when it seemed that black lives were the target for more public and murderous attacks by police officers around the country. Consequently, betraying the idea that black lives don't matter. It draws attention to the problems faced by african americans in this country and how our lives aren't equal to our fellow americans. This is a prime example of equality not being obtainable in the physical world. Slavery ended one hundred and fifty years ago and the civil rights movement followed after. Yet, trials dealt with in the past are now apart of the present day. William Blake’s The little black boy is a
Racism is a major evil in this world. The horrific acts that occurred on June 17, 2015 were a total and complete act of racism. Dylann Roof entered a historically black church, attended a bible study, and as the night ended he opened fire on everyone in attendance, the deaths totaling to nine. The image, taken by Stephen B. Morton signifies hope for humanity, no matter how hopeful it cannot cover up the morbidness of the acts that occurred just one day before. The image a representation of race issues in America today and shows how far we have come by supporting one another no matter the color at times of need. It also represents how racism among other things is still a prominent issue in modern day America. The photograph places the
The three pictures that I chose to discuss are the pictures of the Komagata Maru, the workers of the Canadian Pacific Railway, and the residential school. I chose these pictures because they were important moments that shaped Canadian history.