Death of a Loyalist Soldier
Human Emotion is different for every person that looks at a picture. This is my view of Robert Capa’s picture, Death of a Loyalist Soldier. This picture follows the rule of thirds, although that might not have been Capa’s concern at that time. The soldier is in the bottom left quadrant of the photograph. This picture shows the action right when it happens and one can almost feel the fright that the man might have felt. The journalism part of photojournalism is to inform the public of issues that are relevant, current and important to people and their daily lives. These kinds of pictures, like that of Capa’s, are important to individuals like me because it retells history through an image without words. Many emotions are evident when an image is still; it is open to interpretation.
Photograph by: Josh Estey
“… in Banda Aceh. A mother and her child walk to the temporary living center that government built in tidal plain."
After the tsunami attack that hit December 26, 2005, almost every house and business had been demolished in Indonesia's capital, Banda Aceh. It was a very devastating scene. This image shows a family having to deal with the terrible natural disaster. This picture conveys the people’s overall gloomy and somber feelings. It also illustrates the suffering that the people in Indonesia must have been feeling at the time after the tsunami. Although someone like myself did not witness the event or aftermath, looking at this image compels me to feel sympathy towards the people affected, hence the need of photojournalism.
Dorothea Lange followed this woman for many instances, and expertly portrayed the hardships of the Great Deppression.