Author Archives: Sophia Nahyun Kim

Homework Assignment #1


The photographer that I chose is Alex Noriega. One of his works called Like a Dream really stood out for me. The picture is black and white. It has a beauty of symmetry and contrast. And the rule of third is very well shown in the picture, which gives a nice depth. All of his works shows the beauty of nature, and I can feel how much he appreciates the nature.


Sophia Kim

Starving Child and Vulture

The photo that caught my attention is Starving Child and Vulture by Kevin Carter, 1993. It’s the most well known picture and of course, I’ve seen this picture before. I remember that the photographer was heavily criticized for not helping the kid in the photo, which led him to suffer from depression and commit suicide. After learning the terms of composition rules, I’ve noticed that it follows the rule of thirds. The child is placed where the lines meet and another subject is placed on the left-top lines of the frame. I imagined, what if the photo was taken with the child in the center of the frame. It wouldn’t be as powerful. I can feel the tension, hardship, and strong emotions in this photo.


Sophia Kim