Thursday, August 12, 2010

homELearning Activity 2 (S1-04: 05 Kimberly Ong Fang Ying)

Picture 2(a)
The focus in the image is the rickshaw and the modern surroundings which consists of cars and motorcycles. There is a contrast between the poor rickshaw puller and the motorists. The rickshaw puller appeared to be struggling to pull the rickshaw. His clothes were dirty and wet, compared to the motorist's which was ironed and clean. It seems like it just rained as there were puddles of water on the ground. The picture is most likely taken in a developing country where there is a huge gap between the rich and the poor. I think that the story that lies behind the image is that there could be a poor man trying to earn money while the rich are enjoying themselves based on the focus of the picture. The photographer is seeking to tell the viewers that in certain developing countries, financial disparity is a serious problem and something has to be done. I like the focus of the picture, the contrast between the rich and the poor, however, I dislike the fact that the motorcycle was closer to the camera when picture was taken which might mislead the viewer that that is the focus. If I were the photographer I will take the picture when the rickshaw puller is nearer to the camera.

1 comment:

  1. The posted video is kind of forwarded and I have no idea why. Please view the video here.