In the essay, “ Why We Take Pictures,” the author Susan Sontag states that photography is not only a simple tool for seeking pleasure but can also be used against anxiety and as tool of power. Sontag emphasises the importance of photography during traveling by stating the anxieties that people can face if they are not taking pictures. First, Sontag points out that people feel disorientation in a new place the uncertainty of what the new place will be like can cause people to panic. However, taking picture enables people to have certain control over the new environments the fact that one knows where he or she is at and where he or she has been, helps individuals cure their anxieties. Second, Sontag indicates that anxieties during traveling can also be caused by the guilt of not being at work.
Many times people believe that the Freedom Riders got the results they wanted without facing any hardships, but this was not the case. In my opinion, the part of the video I felt most exposed me to the history of the Freedom Riders was when they arrived to Anniston, Alabama. There was a crowd of at least 200 men waiting for the Riders as they arrived, and these men were not there to offer a friendly welcome. These men laid in front of the Greyhound bus, to assure themselves that it could not go anywhere, and yelled harmful words to the Riders. Not only did these men yell vulgar words, but they also went up to the bus to hit the windows with the sole purpose of scaring off the Riders.
This is why, many creative photographers have complained of not receiving the needed attention and recognition as is given to artists and architects. But the good news is that, as stated above, things have changed in this direction. Apart from its collection of photographs, the National Gallery of Art is now including photography in its major exhibitions, and bringing photographers together to exhibit their products as well. And according to Fiofiori, efforts have been made by private galleries and cultural institutions like Mydrim, Nimbus, Alliance Française and Goethe Institut to attract collectors by mounting photography exhibitions. Individual photographers have also done the same.
153). A photograph can be regarded as a fragment of a bigger picture - the photographer captures a part of the truth, which he decides to show the rest of the world. Strictly speaking, when it comes to street photography, the photographed scene must not be staged in order for it to be considered a true reflection of the real world.
As an interesting note, Gombrich reminds us that artists sometimes intend to convey particular message but because their work of art lacks the context, caption and code, are unable to convey it which might lead to what seems like a wrong interpretation. However, these “wrong” interpretations do not go against the artist work and hence it only “speaks against the equation of art with communication” (p. 64) which happens to be acceptable. I believe that this holds true because only by identifying different perceptions of an image can we completely exploit the potential of an
Boycotts were a huge piece in the puzzle of the Civil Rights Movement; the African Americans used multiple strategies to earn their rights. Buses were used commonly in 1940-1960, and people would use the buses everyday to travel to work. Both white and black people rode the bus in the morning and after work, but that wouldn’t be possible without a hint of segregation. Black people sat in the back of the bus, while whites had the privilege of sitting in the front. As an act of defiance to this unjust situation, African Americans decided to boycott the bus companies by walking to work and avoiding riding the buses in any way possible.
The 1st Amendment protects public institutions from having to compromise the ideals of free speech by establishing framework that defines critical rights and responsibilities. American people resort to “more speech not enforced silence” in seeking to resolve our differences in values, sensibilities, and offenses. The effect has restricted newspapers, television, radio, etc. by not allowing them the
However, I feel that Mill’s harm principle is not efficient of specific enough to follow. There is a difference between free speech and hate speech. There are people who direct their speech to purposely harm others. This sort of speech should not be tolerated or allowed. By allowing people to express their hate in the form of speech, it would decrease the overall happiness of the majority.
Sam Mendes displays a dramatic alternation of life style is detrimental to one self, as it may damages the interpersonal relationship. However, when once finally realized his or her own responsibility, this is a real self-discover which lead to a deeper understanding of one self. Whereas, James Mangold shows us expressing own thoughts is conducive to and effective in self-discovery, as through communicating and interaction they can view themselves in another perspective. The discussion is siginificant and drives audien to reflect the importance and value of
The bus driver asked for Rosa to give up her seat for the white man, but she refused. Rosa Parks was arrested and this outraged the black community. This event was controversial to the civil rights movement. On February 1st, 1960 four African American friends named David,
Segregation was inspired by 1947 Journey of Reconciliation. They confronted equality issues with non-direct actions, to test supreme court’s ruling of intertrans-busses to be unconstitutional, and abolish Jim Crow laws. It began at Deep South on May 04, 1961, with thirteen riders. The bus trailed across Virginia and North Carolina; the advocation between civil rights had begun.
The main similarity in the writings of Thomas Jefferson and Henry David Thoreau is the idea of revolution against an abusive government. The main difference is the context in which each document was written, the Declaration of Independence as the colonies were rebelling against Great Britain and forming their own government, and Civil Disobedience as criticisms of the government developed within nearly seventy-five years after the signing of the Declaration. Both Jefferson and Thoreau share ideas of revolution, although overthrowing the government is seen in many cases as illegal. Both documents share a common theme of revolution, and both authors believe the best way to move toward a better government is civil disobedience. Jefferson and Thoreau believe that whether it is the struggle for independence or being freed from injustices of the government, civil disobedience and revolution are necessary in order to live in a society based on freedom.
Civil disobedience, an act of non-violent protest, involves breaking unjust laws both openly and lovingly (King 90), to bring about positive social change and uphold a higher form of justice. A higher form of justice, a concept explored by both ancient Greek philosopher, Socrates, and modern American civil rights activist, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., requires that laws uphold natural and eternal laws – the laws establishing right from wrong in nature and the laws established by God. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and Socrates strive to uphold the justice of their respective societies: Socrates protecting the practice of philosophy and questioning authority in ancient Athens, and King seeking to eradicate segregation in 1960’s America. Throughout
In his milestone essay Civil Disobedience, Henry David Thoreau takes a stand against the government that he deems unfit for respect after such acts as its entrance into the Mexican-American War and his “unjust imprisonment.” Through his use of metaphor and the development of central ideas, like ethics and the relationship between the individual and the state, Thoreau describes what he believes a “better government” is, why America is not there yet, and what the common people can do in order to achieve that system. Throughout the essay, Thoreau uses the metaphor of a machine to describe both the government and the people who give themselves fully to its service. By calling the government a “wooden gun,” Thoreau is commenting on how it appears