Visual Analysis writing assignment

Visual Analysis writing assignment

For this assignment, you must write a comprehensive analysis of one of the following three “visual messages”: 



1) This photo of five people viewing lower Manhattan across the east river from Brooklyn drew a lot of controversy when it was first released in 2006. The criticism from many towards Thomas Hoepeker’s photo relates to the temperament of the five onlookers, seemingly apathetic to the tremendous human event across from them.

Thomas Hoepker 9/11 image


2) This Tom Ford ad uses the blatant sexualization of women to sell cologne.

tom ford ad



3) This cover of The Economist shows a solitary President Obama on the Louisiana beach inspecting the oil spill. The original photo, shot by Reuters photographer Larry Downing shows Coast Guard Admiral Thad W. Allen and Charlotte Randolph, a local parish president, standing alongside the President. 

obama economist

The heading of your essay must include the name of the image your are analyzing, and which option you are using to do your analysis. Whichever of the following two approaches you choose, the essay must be a minimum of 2000 words, posted directly into Moodle (no Word documents or emails accepted). If you cut and paste your text from a Word document, be sure to reformat it, because Moodle will usually not recognize the formatting. This assignment is worth 30 points, so be as thorough as possible. 

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