Presented images

8. Reading the images

On some pages in what is to come, you will not find many words – that is the point. The images presented can be interpreted on many levels. Please consider the checklist below and jot down your thoughts. You are being asked to answer the following three questions:

1.    What was your initial reaction to the image/s presented (words or pictures)? 

2.    What hidden messages might there be? How are these portrayed?

3.    How does the article/website etc link add meaning or a new perspective for you?

Consider -

§  The image itself, its composition, colouring, context etc

§  How words (if there are any) relate to the image – Reinforcement? Contradiction?

§  Possible stereotyping

§  Overt political or social messaging