Coming Together as One

By kwimm14

Every image can be perceived differently in many different ways. One’s personality, background, how easily influenced they are, or simply what they like/dislike can affect the way they perceive an image. Each component of this image has a different meaning which adds up to the concept of each individual sacrificing themselves and putting their entire heart into the something that is bigger than anyone on the outside could ever understand.

The “big picture” is a lone basketball found in an empty gym with banners on the walls and an American flag hanging in the background. For an...

Super Bowl Champs...again

By c0rbs001

Unlike Barthes’ image where he states it is signifying an exact replica of reality, the image I created failed to do so. My image, however, has been combined with other images and altered allowing it to be symbolic and have many different insightful meanings. Combining images of the Green Bay Packers, the National Football League logo, and the Vince Lombardi trophy I have created this one image for interpretation. The rhetoric of the image contains three main symbols: linguistic, literal, and symbolic.

First off, the simplest meaning is the linguistics of the...

Globalization of South Korea

By ymoon

The blog Colors in South Korea contains information about South Korea to spread awareness about its cultures to people in the world that are unfamiliar with this country. A lot of people in America do not know where South Korea is located and they believe that Samsung, Kia, and Hyundai are all from Japan and China. It is not just for Americans but people in everywhere who may not know much about Korea. The purpose of this blog is to discuss the globalization of South Korea, and its goal is to spread its culture. This image is based on the blog’s aim to globalize South Korea, and it shows...

Me Against Myself

By sarahdawes

Running is always a competition you hold with yourself before it is a competition with anyone or anything else. No matter if you have teammates, coaches, or friends, and no matter who you are running for or against – it is a sport that is purely based on yourself. The image I chose to construct develops this basic idea of running into a very literal sense; it constructs the haunting of oneself in running so that audiences can view the personal struggle associated with it. In running, your personal perception is constantly effecting how you continue with the sport. The image also serves...


By yogini

Yoga is a practice of serenity. This image argues that the practice of yoga creates peace and contentment in one’s life. The use of coded and non-coded messages work together to show the benefits of this practice by combining multiple cultural connotations that make a universal argument for all of humankind.

The coded messages of the image express symbolic meaning. Looking first at the background, a sunset in New Mexico’s mountainside, shows the romanticized vision of life itself. The sun sets and rises as we move through days, showing a passage of time. The vibrancy of the...


By rocknroller22

Looking at High School now it is easy to see all the things we loved about it all the glimmering memories that we felt were worth remembering. It is hard though for us to think back and really remember how melodramatic we were how intense it all seemed. The break ups, the acne, the uncertainty of whether or not you made the team, and the over all insecurity.

This collage was made for the graduating class of 2008, who would now be college Juniors. This is reminding me and others of how outdated we already are but how consistent the main struggles and worries are with the young...

Unusual Pictures from Gettysburg

By ModernSelkie

While visiting some friends near Gettysburg, we visited the battlefield. I look a Diana + with some black and white 35mm film, and snapped a few shots. This, weirdly enough, was one of them.

Old Man

By annie.bru

I bought a used car but I think the old owner is still hanging around...

Burned Building

By charlierocket

My grandparents recently died and left me their farm. I walked around the property taking inventory of the place with my camera when I happened upon an old structure. The structure suffered smoke and fire damage and, against my better judgment, decided to explore. I took a few shots of the interior, knowing it would be demolished soon. When the bulb flashed from this picture I saw the smoky figure of a young girl in a ballerina outfit. My heart jumped and I ran from the place, got in the car and called my mom. She said that her parents used to rent the small house out to families,...

Empty hotel

By ymoon

This hotel was involved in mass murder but no one knows who killed them.
It's been about 5 years since that event occured. People who past this hotel at night see white light
pass in front of them and a lady who wanders from place to place.
Now this hotel is in a decay and does not operate anymore.
Every twelve O'clock, the terrible screams of many women come of the rooms and voices of cry for help.


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