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I’m in my third year as an Undergrad student at Morningside College, and I still can’t seem to get a handle on the relationship I share with Mondays. In these photos, I set out a typical “Case of the Mondays” that I experience. I tried to include myself in these pictures as much as I possibly could, however, going through my daily routine (mind you it’s a busy time of year at Morningside for a student) and trying to successfully establish a shot for everything I do during the day, posed more difficulties for me, than I had originally anticipated. I think my favorite photos included are my morning ones. I feel that I appropriately conveyed my not being a morning person and established my “case of the Mondays.” Then, my final photograph of my shattered phone. It was the irony that really all day long, nothing too terrible happened, until right before bed. I appropriately told the story of a time in my life, being the present, and what a typical Monday “feels” like to me, and the different views I get on a Monday. Whether the view is in the classroom, at work, the caf, Hper, etc. However, I wish I would have gotten more shots of the people I came across. I didn’t get any of the people I talked to in between class, work, dinner, and so on. I run into quite a few people throughout my day, and some of the conversations are rather interesting. I don’t remember being too over the top this particular Monday, in that I think I would be able to recall one now if there had been a good one. I have many many photos, but I think it’s difficult trying to participate in you life, and trying to convey it in photographs at the same time. I would have much rather had someone following me around taking photographs, maybe they would have seen my Monday in a different way. Not only would it be more convenient, but it would probably be more interesting in a non-bias way.

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I’m not quite certain what exactly was suppose to be “ambiguous” about our examples for today… whether or not they were suppose to be abstract, or if they were just suppose to sway a different emotion inside us than we think they would in other people, but… CLICK HERE for my examples of “ambiguity” using Edward Weston’s photography.

HERE is a group of photos I found from yesterday’s Boston Marathon explosion, that I think could really pull on people’s emotions.

These were some of the ones I liked the best: 23, 27, 31, 32, 33, 35, 38, 3555

And to go along with the question presented in Chapter 8, “How often do newspapers [and websites] run a photograph showing only one side of a story because the photograph is particularly strong in aesthetic values?” I’m not 100% certain if I understood this idea, but the first thing I thought of were these PHOTOS that were featured in Rolling Stone a few years ago from “The Kill Team.”

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It’s ten minutes long, but I think it brings up a really good issue that is evolving within families today. CLICK HERE and then watch “Living With Herbie.” It’s 10mins long, but this is the kind of impact I think of when I think of evolving “photojournalism.” It’s informing, bringing up awareness and new thoughts for families to take into consideration. You can also watch the video “Sandwich Generation,” which is a multimedia project done a year prior on the same family, and how they were doing living with Herbie.

This one is shorter, and doesn’t have film footage. It is strictly just photos and voice overs. I think I would like to experiment first like this one. I would eventually like to get to the point in which I could do both video and photo. CLICK HERE to see these real live Ghostbusters in action!

Check out the amateur one on Pippa Letsky as well!

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Surveillance Theory/Visual Perception Theory

Surveillance Theory: CLICK HERE and HERE and HERE

I think what stuck out to me the most in the portion of this chapter discussing “Surveillance Theory” was the part where Newton wrote, “Photojournalism can invade the privacy of individuals and control social behavior… –and it can protect by exposing social problems and errant behavior.” This is how I understood Surveillance Theory.

Visual Perception Theory: CLICK HERE

“Seeing is believing,” was probably the best way I understood Visual Perception Theory.


My Photojournalism Assignments (1-12)