Monday, April 18, 2005

Behind a Photograph

This example really goes back to the ideas we discussed at the beginning of the course about the power of images and the stories behind them. When I was listening to NPR over the weekend, I found this radio piece very moving, a story about a popular photograph that captures of a firefighter holding a child's lifeless body--a popular symbol of the devastation of the Oklahoma City bombings. At the same time, this photograph is a constant reminder for the mother of the diseased child and the firefighter who tried to save her as it is found not just on Newspapers but on T-shirts, lapel pins...

Both the image and the recording (approx. 10min) are available here:


Blogger ksl said...

I love this series of works (I'm an NPR geek). Thanks for posting it, Tiffany.

April 18, 2005 at 5:05 PM  

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