Photos that changed
Each photo has the power to inspire."
► Pictures have the ability to stir emotions in us
that we wouldn’t think possible. They can take
us to far away lands and put us inside the head
of the person who recorded the image.
► The purpose of this assignment is to take you on
► Look at the following images.
► Select one of the images that hits you the
hardest and stirs your emotions. Reflect on it
and complete the following:
1. How does the image make you feel immediately after
seeing it for the first time?
2. Find the photo in the internet by “Googling” the
photo title. Learn a little bit more about the
background behind the image. Summarize the event
in your own words and include the name of the
3. Find some responses to the images on the site. Read
through other people’s reactions and write your own
reflection or rebuttal to one of them. Include the
original online response.
4. Now that you’ve had the chance to think more about
the photo and read other people’s viewpoints on it,
has your original reaction to the image changed?
Explain. (4 marks)
► 15 Marks Total…
The First Photograph
Starving Child Vulture
The Baby Hand
The Power of One
Palestinian Father Shields Son
Little Rock Desegregation
Nagasaki Mushroom Cloud
Tiananmen Square Protests
Child Draws Home
SWAT vs. Cuban Boy
Segregated Water Fountains
Burial of an Unknown Child
Mouse With Human Ear
Dolly The Sheep
Criteria Level 1 Level 2 Level 3 Level 4
Initial response – feelings directly Unclear initial feelings and emotions Somewhat clear initial feelings and Clear initial feelings and emotions Very clear initial feelings and emotions
after seeing the image emotions expressed
Event summary – what was No summary provided or incomplete Some clear explanation of what was Clear explanation of what was Very clear summary of the event.
occurring when the image was occurring during the event occurring during the event
Response to other people’s views Response was unclear or didn’t link at Response was somewhat clear, but Response was clear, and linked Response was very clear and linked
– rebuttal or reflection all to another person’s view didn’t link to another person’s view somewhat to another person’s view clearly to another person’s view
Change since original reaction? – Incomplete Some comparison, but problems exist Good reflection from original response Excellent reflection – well thought out
Reflecting on initial response now that
you know more about the event
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