Colleges & Universities Cover
Currently my younger brother is going through the college process and he has a magazine that illustrates the “Plain Pictures of Ordinary People” section of Becker’s “Photojournalism & the Tabloid Press.” In this section of the article, Becker discusses how most pictures in press are of ordinary people in everyday surroundings. Becker also says that sometimes these people are holding objects that seem a bit out of place, though they hint toward the context of an article. Another point, she makes is that these people display intense emotions. These many elements that Becker describes are captured in the cover of this magazine. For instance, the cover image is of two students, ordinary people, outside on a sunny day, an uneventful situation. The girl is clearly posing with a few books in her arms, which feel a bit out of place. Further, both students are grinning from ear to ear, exaggerating the emotion of happiness. This is quite common among tabloid press nowadays & typically theses posed photos do not feel genuine because they aren’t.