What is your objective? What effect should your message have on viewers? This will strongly inform how your photo message is graded however. How well does your image live up to its intended message and effect?
My character is trying to emphasize several issues that I have with the treatment of women/individuals in this post modern society. I’m particularly proud of the last image, and I think that they certainly convey (perhaps with some thought) the message that I’m trying to portray.
What concrete, specific actions do you want people to take after seeing your message– for example, visiting a website, volunteering, donating money, or buying a product? What action links will you use?
My ideal outcome would simply be for people to stop and think. Go to these websites and sites similar, and think about the role of individuals in groups and the treatment of all people as equals. Even if it just changes the ideas of one person, then enough change has been made.
Compose a series of three or more possible variations on the same message. What fun and different ways can you word and re-word your basic idea?
Use words that contain the word female or woman/women and emphasize those, to elaborate the same idea in the first sequence.
Replace the words in the second one with community, and seeing where individual fits within that.
Replacing the word government with corporations in the bottom one.
What kinds of people or audiences do you intend to reach? Who are some of the people that your message won’t appeal to? This will also inform how your photo message is graded.
These messages are ideally for individuals who are already sensitive to issues like these. I feel as though people who are supportive of corporations and a strong federal government, we can call them federalists, would not be influenced by messages such as these. I know however, that the people I’ve already shown them too, really enjoyed them, particularly the bottom one. Although this environment is an open-minded and close-knit one.
Can you think of any news events, current happenings, and cultural trends that to which you can tie your message?
Obviously occupywallstreet and the subsequent protests, and any other news related to sexual equality. But predominantly the occupywallstreet movement.