'Resolution And Canadian Iconography: The I-Canuck' Photograph

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In ”Resolution and Canadian Iconography: The ’I-Canuck’ Photograph”, Tracy Whalen (2010), an associate professor, argues two things about Canadians. When it comes to ”The Iconic Image”, Canadians lack the resolve to determine what consist an iconic image and to grasp a picture visual resolution (p.446). According to Whalen (2010), the reason Canadians do not have a clear understanding ”of an iconic image goes back to the Canada’s history of citizenship” and because ”iconic images are defined as domestic productions of model citizenship, [which] Canadians have not had a long time develop these (p.454)”. Whalen (2010) continues, when Canadians were asked what is an iconic image, Canadians’ primary thought is often the image of Pierre Elliot Trudeau …show more content…

Hariman and Lucaites (2007) use Alfred Eisenstaedt’s photograph ,“Times Square V-J Day”, which consists of a sailor and a nurse caressing each other, to illustrate what is an iconic picture. The ”Times Square V-J Day” is the symbolic representation of America’s victory after the Second World War (Hariman and Lucaites, p.125). The “V” in the title stands for victory (Hariman and Lucaites, 2007, p.125). This photograph is just as iconic as ”The Statue of Liberty” because it is a symbol that releases emotion (Hariman and Lucaites, 2007, p.123). It is part of America’s heritage and is still remembered today for its attributes. The kiss showcased in the image communicates joyfulness and releases emotion (Hariman and Lucaites, 2007, p.125). The young couple is the focal point of the image and therefore directly releases the notion of joy and the country’s victory. Today, this photograph is considered one of the most iconic pictures of all time (Hariman and Lucaites, 2007, p.123). The couple’s kiss remains frozen in time, as it is now a statue that remains Time Square. Many tourists from around the globe visit the statue, as it is now part of America’s

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