Eyeing A1

A look at newspaper front pages from around the country

Changing the meaning of photos

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During class this week, we went through photos Bill Wolff took while in Mexico. Different groups were created and were given titles to relate to each photo. Even though many of the groups used the same photos, they all meant something different based on the caption written by the group.

Here are some of the photos that were used.

This exercise was a good lesson to think about when doing our upcoming project.

Here’s one of the photos that I may use in the project.

Let’s play with captions.

1. A man looks out over the dunes into the water, thinking about his girlfriend situation.

2. A man checks on his cats that live around the Boardwalk in Atlantic City.

The first caption doesn’t even make mention of the feral cats living around the Boardwalk in Atlantic City. Instead, the reader is focused on the man and him gazing off.

The second caption makes you notice the cats now, in addition to the food and plates set out for them.

What kind if caption can you set up and how can we change the meaning of the image?

Written by Susan Lulgjuraj

March 8, 2010 at 10:53 pm

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  1. Abandonment. The cats have been abandoned by their owners to make it on their own, as does the man appear to have been


    March 9, 2010 at 8:00 am

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