WEEK 1: Re-making the global image. (Coursework)



Objective: To Re-Create a recognised image of the ‘world.’

This was a tough one for me. When I went out photographing on the weekend I photographed this girl with a pink balloon, later on it made me think of Kim Phuc, whose image I had seen on one of the video presentations. It was one of those instantaneously recognised global images. So I posted this image above as my re-make. The comparisons on one respect is so similar, and in another, continents and decades apart.

Question posed: Can photography be used to institute change? (and should the change be permanent, can it be permanent?)

Answer:  It made me feel a little more grateful! Albeit for another week!

South Vietnamese forces follow after terrified children, including 9-year-old Kim Phuc, center, as they run down Route 1 near Trang Bang after an aerial napalm attack on suspected Viet Cong hiding places, June 8, 1972. A South Vietnamese plane accidentally dropped its flaming napalm on South Vietnamese troops and civilians. The terrified girl had ripped off her burning clothes while fleeing. The children from left to right are: Phan Thanh Tam, younger brother of Kim Phuc, who lost an eye, Phan Thanh Phouc, youngest brother of Kim Phuc, Kim Phuc, and Kim’s cousins Ho Van Bon, and Ho Thi Ting. Behind them are soldiers of the Vietnam Army 25th Division. (AP Photo/Nick Ut)


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