1. What type of photography is it? This is picture taken from a flyer poster after 9/11 when many people were trying to find their loved ones that used to live, or work around the WTC area.
  2. What can you tell (or guess) about the photographer’s intention? It was to show the contrast of the happiness both women had in the picture with the despair and anguish there is due to 9/11 terrorist attack.
  3. What emphasis has the photographer created and how has that been done? I think the emphasis in this photograph has been very quite straight forward. The flyer is dead centered in the picture at an eye level, and there is a high contrast since the paper is white and the image is on grayscale. The fact that the photographer has used a grayscale filter for this series creates a mode of seriousness and sadness.
  4. Do technical matters help or hinder the image? They help the image because they make it look more real. For example the tape that is placed on top of the picture and blocks a part of the picture gives the photograph that realistic look. It makes it looks as if any person could have posted it in the desperation of finding their loved ones and that it was not supposed to be aethestic but informative.
  5. Are graphic elements important, such as tone, line or perspective? Tone really helps in this photograph since it makes the dark tones to be more noticiable, which helps the viewer to read the description of the woman, and also to see her face clearly.
  6. What else does the photograph reveal besides what is immediately evident? It reveals how death and tragedy can really affect anyone. Through the description we can see that both women were young and pretty, and maybe even got good money (because of the gucci watch reference) though, as I mention before, tragedy can affect anyone and therefore we are all vulnerable to it.
  7. What emotional or physical impact does the photograph have? It has a big emotional impact because as we all know, 9/11 was one of the most tragic events that have occured in New York, and even in America in the last few years and this picture shows one
  8. How does this photograph relate to others in the same series by the same photographer? All the photographs from this series were taken after 9/11 in New York, and also all of these photographs are in grayscale which emphasizes more the feeling of grieve and sadness.

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  1. You very accurately describe the emotional impact of this photo. And as you say the detail of the tape is very important to convey the urgency and desperation of whoever posted this. it reminds of the living and not just the dead. the descriptions are painfully intimate and I can’t help but think of the people going through the wreckage looking for the tattoo.

    Good job.

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