Is the picture “really” worth a thousand words?
Pertaining to journalism and news stories. A solid state photograph may be worth a thousand words, but I argue that the photograph is still secondary to text. As stated in the “Karen E. Becker” reading; the photograph was introduced to put a face with or show the reality of a story to give the text a visual feel and invoke emotion. It is true that a picture can be worth a thousand words, but it is not true that a picture is always worth a thousand words. pictures can tell stories in and of itself, but should not; for images leave the viewer with too many questions and curiosities unanswered. In an age where photography exists everywhere, the photo does not tell the viewer who took the picture, the date, location or pretense; nor does it answer questions in regard to the circumstances of an image. I took this photograph to support my argument because it has no meaning without the caption to explain its ambiguity.