Dr. Saloni answered on Apr 13 2022
A Journalistic Photograph
Photographer’s Context 3
Photographic images, through the medium of visual comprehension, can illuminate enormous truths, condemn neglect and wrongdoing, inspire optimism and understanding, and unite individuals around the world (Dahmen, Miller and Walth, 2021). Photographs can potentially do substantial damage if they are overly intrusive or distorted. Photojournalism has characteristics that set it apart from other types of photography. Photographic manipulation and ethical infractions have existed almost as long as the camera. Maintaining truthfulness in photojournalism is the greatest measure to prevent an ethics
each (Berents, 2020).
This paper focuses on the journalistic photograph of a Yemeni girl captured by Tyler Hicks, his context, relevant photographic theory, intended na
ative, nuanced analysis, objective, ethics, and iconicity of the photograph.
(The New York Times, 2018)
The emaciated girl was photographed laying on a bed in Yemen. Tyler captured Amal Hussain in a picture that raised global attention to the nation's suffering. The harsh image of such a small child in agony, Hussain was experiencing severe malnutrition, reflected the ho
ific civil war that had already driven millions to the edge of hunger. This photograph aimed to give voice to the individuals who are often neglected, humiliated, or ignored (The New York Times, 2018).
Moreover, the photograph is among the most challenging and complex kinds of representation, as per photographic theory, and its ambiguity has been affirmed. It is the visual expression of a catastrophe that has, for four years, called into consideration the whole fate of Yemen's children or if they even have an existence at all. Amal's picture represents a pivotal moment in the na
ative of this never-ending conflict. Since she's no longer alive, evidence of an awakened conscience can contribute to consequences against the perpetrators, i
espective of their sociopolitical position. There has been photography writing that considers gender, class, racism, as well as the colonial perspective, and this theory may be found reflected in photographic images both previous and contemporary, besides the Tyler Hicks' photograph (Dahmen, Thier and Walth, 2019).
The intended na
ative behind a photograph
ings a commonly neglected human crisis into...