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Images as evidence

This picture represents the counterculture movement that was taking place in those years. The 60′s is a time period that most of the time is remembered as a period of social change, were it emerge different movements to show discontent with the conservative values of the existing society years before. In this case the photographer used this picture to represent the social situation of that particular moment. The reading suggest us that photographers play an important role capturing evidence from the perspective of any science fieldĀ and can be used to break down a phenomenon and explain its rationale or characteristics, literal but also symbolic.


I'm from the Dominican Republic and did my BA in Communications. I like creative writing, blogging, reading poetry and playing guitar in my spare time. Also I like to spent time volunteering and promoting social causes. I love to travel and Im fascinated about anthropology and anything that has to do with people's behavior. I am currently studying the MS in Communication and Media Technologies and hope to be done in summer of next year.


Joel Skelton

This is a great picture. I really like the representation here.


I think the photographer of this picture captured the perfect moment of of how different people were feeling about the social situation that was happening at this specific moment. Photographers do play a specific role, and as I’ve begun to look at more and more photojournalists work, I think the pictures they take of occurrences as they happen have a big impact of people.


Like Jessica has said, the photographer captured the perfect moment of how different people were feeling at the time. At the time this picture was taken it probably didn’t hold the same value as it does now. We use images like this to remember and learn about the past, and how people were feeling in a certain point in history.

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